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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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