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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

1. n. The quality of being eccentric.
2. n. Deviation from the normal, expected, or established.
3. n. An example or instance of eccentric behavior.
4. n. Physics The distance between the center of an eccentric and its axis.
5. n. Mathematics The ratio of the distance of any point on a conic section from a focus to its distance from the corresponding directrix. This ratio is constant for any particular conic section.

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

1. n. Deviation from a center; the state of a circle with reference to its center not coinciding with that of another circle.
2. n. In geometry and astronomy, the distance between the foci of a conic divided by the transverse diameter. The eccentricity of the earth's orbit is .01677, or about .
3. n. In ancient astronomy, the distance of the center of the equant from the earth.
4. n. Departure or deviation from that which is stated, regular, or usual; oddity; whimsicalness: as, the eccentricity of a man's genius or conduct.
5. n. An eccentric action or characteristic; a striking peculiarity of character or conduct.
6. n. Also excentricity in the literal uses.

Wiktionary

1. n. The quality of being eccentric; any eccentric behaviour.
2. n. mathematics The ratio, constant for any particular conic section, of the distance of a point from the focus to its distance from the directrix

GNU Webster's 1913

1. n. The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct; oddity.
2. n. (Math.) The ratio of the distance between the center and the focus of an ellipse or hyperbola to its semi-transverse axis.
3. n. (Astron.) The ratio of the distance of the center of the orbit of a heavenly body from the center of the body round which it revolves to the semi-transverse axis of the orbit.
4. n. (Mech.) The distance of the center of figure of a body, as of an eccentric, from an axis about which it turns; the throw.

WordNet 3.0

1. n. (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
2. n. a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path
3. n. strange and unconventional behavior

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1. eccentric +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

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