NOUN | attribute | eccentricity | strange and unconventional behavior |
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shape | eccentricity | (geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section | |

attribute | eccentricity | a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path |

Sounds | eh.ksahntrih'sahtiy | |
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Rhymes | ability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy... |

Meaning | strange and unconventional behavior. | |
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Narrower | oddity, oddness | eccentricity that is not easily explained |

Broader | unfamiliarity, strangeness | unusualness as a consequence of not being well known |

Spanish | excentricidad | |

Catalan | excentricitat | |

Adjectives | eccentric | conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual |

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. | |
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Example | "a circle is an ellipse with zero eccentricity" | |

Category | geometry | The pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces |

Broader | ratio | The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient) |

Spanish | excentricidad | |

Catalan | excentricitat | |

Adjectives | eccentric | not having a common center |

Meaning | A circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path. | |
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Broader | circularity, disk shape | The roundness of a 2-dimensional figure |

Opposite | concentricity | The quality of having the same center (as circles inside one another) |

Adjectives | eccentric | not having a common center |

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