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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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The Tables 5, 6 and 7 show the nodal temperatures due to different eccentricities and full matured stage (i.
Changes at the surface and crown were noted for varied building storeys, 2, 4, and 8, at different eccentricities of 0 m, 5 m, 10 m, 15 m, and 20 m, from the tunnel centre line, for all three types of strata.
It explains not only the similarity of eccentricities and companion masses, but also their values.
Liberalism, in fact, is a similarly comedic project, aspiring to form or else return to a society in which all individuals behave innocently, attuned to their basic goodness, and have their eccentricities not only tolerated but welcomed and embraced.
Obviously there are other ways to convert a measurement between 0 and 30 to a useful range of eccentricities.
Figure 12 shows the RT power curve for three different shaft eccentricities (E = 0%, 40.
In figures 5 and 6 are presented the graphs of the eccentric cosine functions (cex t) and eccentric quadrilob cosine (coq t) respectively [12] for super-unitary numerical eccentricities s.
Amin drew upon the archives of firms that included Louis Vuitton, Boucheron, Chaumet, Cartier, and Hermies, he had access to palace and private collections, and employing his own extensive expertise, has written a text that is as entertaining as it is informative in revealing the extraordinarily varied works commissioned by princes whose personal wealth was exceeded only by their eccentricities.
The result is an apparently insignificant 2 degree eccentricity in plan, amplified in elevation, that disrupts the view from back to front as cramped elements annoyingly don't quite line up: one of a number of eccentricities that neither intentionally nor accidentally exploit the specificity of the site.
Nicholson clearly became close with the people of Dorchester County, who revealed to her their hearts and secrets, their aspirations and eccentricities.
Temeraire is a delight, and readers who enjoy dragon tales will especially enjoy the details of various dragon breeds, the eccentricities of dragon behavior, the humanity of the dragons, and the excitement of dragon battles.
Memorable partnerships flourish when one member of the duo looks deeply into the artistry of the other and embraces his or her style, musicianship, and eccentricities.