eccentricity


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eccentricity

[ek′sentris′itē]
behavior that is regarded as odd or peculiar for a particular culture or community, although not unusual enough to be considered pathological.

eccentricity

Term referring to the angular distance from the centre of the visual field or from the foveola of the retina. Example: the maximum density of rods in the retina is at a retinal eccentricity of about 20º.
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Analysis of these equations shows that the centre trajectory of the rotation standard in the measuring plane depends on eccentricity [e.
The effects of the eccentricity and its inclination angle on the heat transfer is considered with a fixed Rayleigh number.
yx]] presents an excellent agreement between the three types of analyses, a quite good accordance is observed for the three other stiffness coefficients in the range of eccentricity ratio between 0.
Not something I shall be pursuing myself, largely because it won't be viewed by family, friends and colleagues as eccentricity, but merely more evidence of my disorganisation.
There's only one answer in terms of measuring eccentricity.
His visual opulence and the florid bad taste of his musicianship made his eccentricity (read: homosexuality) safe and thoroughly, garishly American.
Onstage, the proceedings have none of Feld's tart eccentricity.
But, in spite of weaknesses, this book offers desirable and timely scepticism against the current vogue for the overproduction and lazy acceptance of every eccentricity as an 'iconic' flourish.
Van Meter and his Tower of Wooden Pallets were surrounded in an aura of eccentricity that helped his creation survive far longer than expected.
Restless eros has been converted into sculpture, the eros tragicomically struggling to invent a shape adequate to its intensity, the restlessness transformed into the theatrical eccentricity that shows there is no s uch shape.
If there's one thing, the British got right, it was eccentricity.