
Definition of Eccentricity
1. Noun. Strange and unconventional behavior.
Specialized synonyms: Oddity, Oddness
Derivative terms: Eccentric
2. Noun. (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"
3. Noun. A circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path.
Definition of Eccentricity
1. n. The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct; oddity.
Definition of Eccentricity
1. Noun. The quality of being eccentric; any eccentric behaviour. ¹
2. Noun. (mathematics) The ratio, constant for any particular conic section, of the distance of a point from the focus to its distance from the directrix ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Eccentricity
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Medical Definition of Eccentricity
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Origin: Cf. F. Excentricite.
1. The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct; oddity.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eccentricity
Literary usage of Eccentricity
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1916)
"The effects of weight and pin eccentricity are more readily controlled and should
... The question of necessary eccentricity •of pin will first be examined. ..."
2. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"The eccentricity in this case is also measured horizontally but at right angles
to the horizontal ... 317. Correction for Eccentricity.—The eccentricity of ..."
3. The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition by Richard Anthony Proctor (1873)
"The range within which the eccentricity varies is, however, one of the most
important of all the features of the lunar theory. ..."
4. An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics by Forest Ray Moulton (1914)
"Effects of the Normal Component upon the Eccentricity. If 2a represents the major
axis, the eccentricity is given by After the action of the normal ..."
5. A Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy: Embracing the General by William Chauvenet (1891)
"Eccentricity OF GRADUATED CIRCLES. 25. The centre of the alidade is seldom, if ever,
... To investigate the effect of such eccentricity, let C^Fig. ..."