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Definition of eccentricity:

  1. The distance of the center of figure of a body, as of an eccentric, from an axis about which it turns; the throw.
  2. The ratio of the distance between the center and the focus of an ellipse or hyperbola to its semi- transverse axis.
  3. The ratio of the distance of the center of the orbit of a heavenly body from the center of the body round which it revolves to the semi- transverse axis of the orbit.
  4. The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct; oddity.

Synonyms:

kink, twist, trick, philosophy, mannerism, erraticism, concept, usual, principle, idea, thought, liberal, tic, faith, quiddity, study at idiosyncrasy, heretic, ideal, heathen, quip, extremism, crotchet, theory, freethinker, iconoclastic, quirk, infidel, individualism, bad apple, iconoclast, belief, commitment.

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