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eccentric

Short Definition : irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric

Definition
(noun) a person with an unusual or odd personality
Synonyms : eccentric person , flake , geek , oddball

Definition
(noun) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
Synonyms : case , character , type
Example Sentence
  • a real character
  • a strange character
  • a friendly eccentric
  • the capable type
  • a mental case

Definition
(adj) conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
Example Sentence
  • restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit
  • famed for his eccentric spelling
  • a freakish combination of styles
  • his off-the-wall antics
  • the outlandish clothes of teenagers
  • outre and affected stage antics

Definition
(adj) not having a common center; not concentric
Synonyms : nonconcentric
Example Sentence
  • eccentric circles

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for eccentric

ec(x)-centric(normal): going away from the center that is departing from the norms
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by Sushma Gowda

eccentric- resembles x-centric..assume x centric as before centric,like x-wife. anything b4 centric is x centric,and b4 centric ,it is irregular and odd in shape.
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by sriharisharma

eccentric- ex-center>> It's ODD to see your ex being the center of attraction among your pals.
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by paula_3004

ec(ex) center .. its odd/irregular to see an ex(or one more) center for circle..
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by inform

eccentric:One(EC) cent rick from rice centre is called eccentric.
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by shaktipada

eccentricity

Short Definition : oddity; idiosyncrasy

Definition
(noun) strange and unconventional behavior
Definition
(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
Example Sentence
  • a circle is an ellipse with zero eccentricity

Definition
(noun) a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for eccentricity

eccentricity--focus on the word ec+CENTRIC+ity--focus the word CENTRIC ..a person who is very self centric we find his behavior very unconventional and strange.
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by preetisoni2411

accent+ city.....a city of people having different accents will be strange or odd....
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by nileshdive

ec+centric. Prefixes ec- ,ex- ,e- means away from; out of ; outside. So eccentric means away from centre.
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by imfrmheaven

ecclesiastic

Short Definition : ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman

Definition
(noun) a clergyman or other person in religious orders
Synonyms : churchman , cleric , divine

Definition
(adj) of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
Synonyms : ecclesiastical
Example Sentence
  • ecclesiastic history

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ecclesiastic

(ecclesiastic = eccles + iastic) eccles sounds like 'EGG-LESS' and priests generally don't eat eggs.
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by himanshu dhumash

assume the word eccles as x-les.so people who dont have(less) " X"(girlfrnds,wives.etc), are generally priests in west...lol...
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by sriharisharma

eccles = sex less.. priests are forbidden from having sex. (No offense meant)
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by ArDoR

think it as eclairs +ealstic--- we get ecliars at church -- @ khrismas
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by gopal.gsk

eclectic

Short Definition : selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism

Definition
(noun) someone who selects according to the eclectic method
Synonyms : eclecticist

Definition
(adj) selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for eclectic

eclectic or elect means, chosing the best from many sources which is the meaning of the word eclectic
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by amrankuet

nowadays even after the elections the governments formed are generally eclectic.composed of many parties
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by ready4gre

sounds like election, and in election only the best candidated are chosen !!
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by abhi_vaj

SELECTive
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by userdce

ECLECTIC: EC(ek) LAC TICket.... EKk lakh ticket me se sirf ek hi ticket select hogi...... to is tarah best ticket ka selection ho jayega.....
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by vatsaljain

eclectic sounds like election; during election time - only SELECTIVE candidates can compete.
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by billa2009

eclairs-a chocolate which s made by collecting various elements
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by arunprakash

Eclectic-Elect choosing the best party from a group of parties {parties = related to politician}
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by csadangi

eclectic one election , choosen from many ones.
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by shaktipada

selection of ideas, knowledge, information....not physical things That stuident is filled with eclectic ideas
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by fannasster

Eclectic = prepare one lecture from many sources so give it tick.
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by shaktipada

eclipse

Short Definition : darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse

Definition
(noun) one celestial body obscures another
Synonyms : occultation

Definition
(verb) be greater in significance than
Synonyms : dominate , overshadow
Example Sentence
  • the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness

Definition
(verb) cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
Synonyms : occult
Example Sentence
  • The Sun eclipses the moon today
  • Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for eclipse

during the total solar eclipse one heavenly body covers another heavenly body making the other one barely visible
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by vivekkarumudi

eclipse: e (this) clip se(see); See this clip so dark cannot understand anything.
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by shaktipada

EK(ONE)LIPS(HONTH)IF ONE LIP COVERED BY ANOTHER THEN THERE IS ECLIPS
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by vishnu pandey

ecliptic

Short Definition : path of the sun and the planets

Definition
(noun) the great circle representing the apparent annual path of the sun; the plane of the Earth's orbit around the sun; makes an angle of about 23 degrees with the equator
Example Sentence
  • all of the planets rotate the sun in approximately the same ecliptic

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ecliptic

ecleptic remember eclipse
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by pankajprasoon

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