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Definition of Eccentricity


  1. The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct; oddity.
  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 distance of the center of figure of a body, as of an eccentric, from an axis about which it turns; the throw.

Eccentricity Quotations

My eccentricity became direction.
Jean Paul Gaultier

Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
George Santayana

I pay for what I call eccentricity and my will to evolve.
Daveigh Chase

To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.
Steven Brust

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
Robert Frost
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Eccentricity Translations

eccentricity in Spanish is excentricidad
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