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ec·cen·tric

(ek-sen'trik), Do not confuse this word with acentric.
1. Abnormal or peculiar in ideas or behavior. Synonym(s): erratic (1)
2. Proceeding from a center. Compare: centrifugal (2).
3. Synonym(s): peripheral
[G. ek, out, + kentron, center]

eccentric

/ec·cen·tric/ (ek-sen´trik) situated or occurring or proceeding away from a center.

eccentric

[eksen′trik]
Etymology: Gk, ek, out, centre, center
1 pertaining to an object or activity that departs from the usual course or practice.
2 pertaining to behavior that may appear to be odd or unconventional but does not necessarily reflect a disorder.

eccentric

adjective Referring to eccentricity.

noun A person whose behaviour or mannerisms are generally regarded as deviating from an accepted norm.

eccentric

adjective Not central, peripheral noun A person not regarded as 'normal' by his peers, friends, or family

ec·cen·tric

(ek-sen'trik)
1. Abnormal or peculiar in ideas or behavior.
2. Situated away from a center or proceeding from a center.
Compare: centrifugal (2)
3. Synonym(s): peripheral.

eccentric

Located away from, or deviating from, the centre or from the usual position.

eccentric (ek·senˑ·trik),

n muscle contraction that involves an increase in the length of the muscle.

ec·cen·tric

(ek-sen'trik) Do not confuse this word with acentric.
1. Abnormal or peculiar in ideas or behavior.
Synonym(s): erratic (1) .
2. Proceeding from a center.
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The results of this study are consistent with previous studies where there was increased evidence of muscle injury in the acute exercise bouts, but dramatic reduction in markers of muscle injury in the repeated exercises that were eccentrically biased (10,13,17,19,22,23,28).
Siddiqui, "Unsteady MHD flow due to eccentrically rotating porous disk and a third grade fluid at infinity," International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol.
In the numerators and denominators of Eqs (13) and (14), the moments of inner concrete and reinforcement forces of eccentrically and concentrically loaded members with respect to point B of cross-sections (Fig.
The nuclei are small and hyperchromatic to vesicular, and they may be centrally or eccentrically located.
The computation program, which is based on the analytical expressions of the flat surface contact between a linear elastic plate and an elastic foundation (Vlasov & Leontiev, 1966), the flat surface plate being loaded with a concentrated force applied eccentrically and with a loads uniformly distributed, leads to the displacements of the points from any position within the contact area, by resolving the differential equations which describe the phenomenon of the two bodies' deformation (Dinu,1998).
I found myself talking on the phone to an elderly aunt as if she was my own, who rang to ask after the cats, before eccentrically sending them a Yuletide message.
Applied experience and continuous refinement have helped to develop the unique twin start helical rotor, which is mounted eccentrically in a cylindrical pump casting.
First, in slower runners there is a tendency to overload the calf muscles eccentrically (while her foot is planted and she is moving her body over her foot).
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It consists of a cylindrical piston (which drives the shaft) that rotates eccentrically inside a cylindrical stator.
The system creates the sensation through the acceleration and phase difference of eccentrically weighted rotors.
Because of the cast shortage, several of the male roles are played by women, including Joanie Hume's eccentrically fashioned portrayals of John Morton (the Bishop of Ely), the Earl of Oxford, a murderer, and a messenger.