HyperDic: eccentricity

English > 3 senses of the word eccentricity:
NOUNattributeeccentricitystrange and unconventional behavior
shapeeccentricity(geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section
attributeeccentricitya circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path
eccentricity > pronunciation
Soundseh.ksahntrih'sahtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > eccentricity: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningstrange and unconventional behavior.
Narroweroddity, oddnesseccentricity that is not easily explained
Broaderunfamiliarity, strangenessunusualness as a consequence of not being well known
Spanishexcentricidad
Catalanexcentricitat
Adjectiveseccentricconspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
English > eccentricity: 3 senses > noun 2, shape
Meaning(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.
Example"a circle is an ellipse with zero eccentricity"
CategorygeometryThe pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
BroaderratioThe relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
Spanishexcentricidad
Catalanexcentricitat
Adjectiveseccentricnot having a common center
English > eccentricity: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path.
Broadercircularity, disk shapeThe roundness of a 2-dimensional figure
OppositeconcentricityThe quality of having the same center (as circles inside one another)
Adjectiveseccentricnot having a common center

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