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definition of the word eccentric

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From Latin eccentricus, literally out of centre, from Greek: ἔκκεντρος (ekkentros), not having the same centre.

eccentric (comparative more eccentric, superlative most eccentric)

Positive
eccentric

Comparative
more eccentric

Superlative
most eccentric

  1. Not at or in the centre.
  2. Not perfectly circular
    an eccentric or elliptical orbit
  3. Having a different center.
  4. Of a person, deviating from the norm; behaving unexpectedly or differently.
    "The recluse has become really eccentric over the years."
  5. (physiology) (of a motion) against or in the opposite direction of contraction of a muscle. (E.g. flexion of the lower arm while flexing the tricep; opening of the jaw while flexing the masseter). (Antonym: concentric)


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