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# Eccentricities

[ek-suh n-tris-i-tee, ek-sen-] /ˌɛk sənˈtrɪs ɪ ti, ˌɛk sɛn-/

noun, plural eccentricities.
1.
an oddity or peculiarity, as of conduct:
an interesting man, known for his eccentricities.
2.
the quality of being .
3.
the amount by which something is .
4.
Machinery. the distance between the centers of two cylindrical objects one of which surrounds the other, as between an and the shaft on which it is mounted.
5.
Mathematics. a constant expressed as the ratio of the distance from a point on a conic to a focus and the distance from the point to the directrix.
/ˌɛksɛnˈtrɪsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
unconventional or irregular behaviour
2.
deviation from a circular path or orbit
3.
a measure of the noncircularity of an elliptical orbit, the distance between the foci divided by the length of the major axis
4.
(geometry) a number that expresses the shape of a conic section: the ratio of the distance of a point on the curve from a fixed point (the focus) to the distance of the point from a fixed line (the directrix)
5.
the degree of displacement of the geometric centre of a rotating part from the true centre, esp of the axis of rotation of a wheel or shaft
n.

1540s, of planetary orbits; 1650s, of persons (an instance of eccentricity); 1794, of persons (a quality of eccentricity); from eccentric (adj.) + -ity. Related: Eccentricities.
eccentricity
(ěk’sěn-trĭs’ĭ-tē)

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• Eccentricity

[ek-suh n-tris-i-tee, ek-sen-] /ˌɛk sənˈtrɪs ɪ ti, ˌɛk sɛn-/ noun, plural eccentricities. 1. an oddity or peculiarity, as of conduct: an interesting man, known for his eccentricities. 2. the quality of being . 3. the amount by which something is . 4. Machinery. the distance between the centers of two cylindrical objects one of which […]

• Eccentric occlusion

eccentric occlusion n. Occlusion of the teeth other than centric.

• Eccentrochondroplasia

eccentrochondroplasia ec·cen·tro·chon·dro·pla·sia (ĭk-sěn’trō-kŏn’drō-plā’zhə, -zhē-ə) n. Abnormal epiphysial development from eccentric centers of ossification.

• Ecce-signum

[ek-e sig-noo m; English ek-see sig-nuh m, ek-ey] /ˈɛk ɛ ˈsɪg nʊm; English ˈɛk si ˈsɪg nəm, ˈɛk eɪ/ Latin. 1. behold the sign (or proof).

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