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    eccentricity - Dictionary definition and meaning for word eccentricity

    (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
    (noun) a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path
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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.

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

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

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