Associations to the word «Eccentricity»

Wiktionary

ECCENTRICITY, noun. The quality of being eccentric; any eccentric behaviour.
ECCENTRICITY, 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.

Dictionary definition

ECCENTRICITY, noun. Strange and unconventional behavior.
ECCENTRICITY, 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".
ECCENTRICITY, noun. A circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path.

Wise words

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