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# eccentricity

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• noun The quality of being eccentric.
• noun Deviation from the normal, expected, or established.
• noun An example or instance of eccentric behavior.
• noun Physics The distance between the center of an eccentric and its axis.
• noun 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.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• noun Deviation from a center; the state of a circle with reference to its center not coinciding with that of another circle.
• noun 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 .
• noun In ancient astronomy, the distance of the center of the equant from the earth.
• noun Departure or deviation from that which is stated, regular, or usual; oddity; whimsicalness: as, the eccentricity of a man's genius or conduct.
• noun An eccentric action or characteristic; a striking peculiarity of character or conduct.
• noun Also excentricity in the literal uses.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• noun The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct; oddity.
• noun (Math.) The ratio of the distance between the center and the focus of an ellipse or hyperbola to its semi-transverse axis.
• noun (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.
• noun (Mech.) The distance of the center of figure of a body, as of an eccentric, from an axis about which it turns; the throw.

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

• noun (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
• noun a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path
• noun strange and unconventional behavior