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Topic: MATHS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: eccentricus, from Greek ekkentros 'out of the center'

eccentric

1 adjective
     
ec‧cen‧tric1
1 behaving in a way that is unusual and different from most people:
His eccentric behaviour lost him his job.
Aunt Nessy was always a bit eccentric.
2 technicalHM eccentric circles do not have the same centre point [↪ concentric]
eccentrically adverb
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