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Definition of Eccentricity

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

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

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

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
John Stuart Mill

'The Man Who Never Was,' by Ewen Montagu, remains the best book about wartime espionage written by an active participant - incomplete, and dry in parts, it nonetheless summons up the ingenuity and sheer eccentricity of those who played this strange and dangerous game.
Ben Macintyre

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill
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Eccentricity Translations

eccentricity in Spanish is excentricidad
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