eccentricity : Definition, Usages, News and More

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ek suhn tri suh tee

  • n  strange and unconventional behavior
  • n  (geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section; the ratio of the distance between the foci to the length of the major axis
    a circle is an ellipse with zero eccentricity
  • n  a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path

  • Indeed, his only eccentricity, if it can be called that, is his extensive private library of adult videos.
  • Surely the happiest instances of commercial eccentricity have been those in which an entrepreneur's quirks spur success.
  • They have just this one eccentricity: they don't mind making the most intimate act of their lives a spectator sport.
News & Articles


  • Rowan Williams in
    In an interview published Friday by The Daily Telegraph, Archbishop Rowan Williams said British leaders institute policies on religion that "assume it is a problem, it's an eccentricity, it's practiced by oddities, foreigners and minorities."
  • David Walliams in Available For Panto
    David told the mag: "I'm not the best singer but I wouldn't mind being a judge. Maybe in a few years' time. I love Simon. Everything he does is incredible...... Britain's Got Talent was like a celebration of great British eccentricity. And The X...
  • Alan Bennett in Reuters
    The motorcycle-riding Hector, whom Bennett describes in his stage directions as "a man of studied eccentricity," glories in the richness of language and has his lads memorize great swaths of poetry.

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