Definition Of eccentric


(of a person or their behavior) unconventional and slightly strange.

my favorite aunt is very eccentric

(of a thing) not placed centrally or not having its axis or other part placed centrally.

The foam cells were oval to polygonal with a moderate amount of cytoplasm and central to eccentric small nuclei.

a disc or wheel mounted eccentrically on a revolving shaft in order to transform rotation into backward-and-forward motion, e.g., a cam in an internal combustion engine.

The ends of the ‘jackshaft’ also carry the two eccentrics needed for the operation of the valve gear, in this case of the Gooch type, often confused with the much better-known Stephenson type.

a person of unconventional and slightly strange views or behavior.

he enjoys a colorful reputation as an engaging eccentric

Example Of eccentric

  • Almost the first thing you see, is Marcel Duchamp's rotorelief of a disc with slightly eccentric circles of hatched red, black and white.

  • Born into a bookish, slightly eccentric family, she grew up in the shadow of her mother's nervous temperament and the role of caretaker she assumed as a result.

  • Brando was also known for his eccentric behaviour and sometimes outlandish salary demands.

  • Concentric contractions require the greatest energy expenditure, followed by isometric and eccentric contractions.

  • Did I mention that my uncle is slightly eccentric ?

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