Associations to the word «Eccentric»

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ECCENTRIC, adjective. Not at or in the centre; away from the centre.
ECCENTRIC, adjective. Not perfectly circular; elliptical.
ECCENTRIC, adjective. Having a different center; not concentric.
ECCENTRIC, adjective. (of a person) deviating from the norm; behaving unexpectedly or differently.
ECCENTRIC, adjective. (physiology) (of a motion) Against or in the opposite direction of contraction of a muscle (e.g., such as results from flexion of the lower arm (bending of the elbow joint) by an external force while contracting the triceps and other elbow extensor muscles to control that movement; opening of the jaw while flexing the masseter).
ECCENTRIC, adjective. Having different goals or motives.
ECCENTRIC, noun. One who does not behave like others.
ECCENTRIC, noun. A disk or wheel with its axis off centre, giving a reciprocating motion.
ECCENTRIC, noun. (slang) A kook.
ECCENTRIC ANOMALY, noun. (astronomy) (celestial mechanics) The angle PCR formed by P = the periapsis of a celestial body's elliptical orbit, C = the center of that elliptical orbit, and R = the corresponding point to that celestial body (the projection of the celestial body along a direction parallel to the minor axis of its orbit onto the auxiliary circle (a circle which shares a diameter with the major axis of the celestial body's orbit)).
ECCENTRIC CONTRACTION, noun. (anatomy) The tensioning of a muscle as it is being lengthened
ECCENTRIC CONTRACTIONS, noun. Plural of eccentric contraction
ECCENTRIC FLINT, noun. An elite chipped artifact of an often irregular shape, typically fashioned from chert, chalcedony or obsidian (not flint), produced by the Classic Maya civilization of ancient Mesoamerica.
ECCENTRIC FLINTS, noun. Plural of eccentric flint
ECCENTRIC HYPERTROPHY, noun. A type of hypertrophy where the walls and chamber of a hollow organ undergo growth in which the overall size and volume are increased.

Dictionary definition

ECCENTRIC, noun. A person with an unusual or odd personality.
ECCENTRIC, noun. A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case".
ECCENTRIC, adjective. Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "his off-the-wall antics"; "the outlandish clothes of teenagers"; "outre and affected stage antics".
ECCENTRIC, adjective. Not having a common center; not concentric; "eccentric circles".

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