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noun 
  1. A disk or wheel with its axis off centre, giving a reciprocating motion.
  2. One who does not behave like others.
  3. (slang) a kook
Translations: 
  • German: Exzentriker , Exzentrikerin
    (trans-bottom)
adjective 
  1. Not at or in the centre.
  2. Not perfectly circular
an eccentric or elliptical orbit
  1. Having a different center.
  2. Deviating from the norm; behaving unexpectedly or differently.
"He has become really eccentric over the years."
  1. (physiology) (of a motion) against or in the opposite direction of contraction of a muscle. (E.g. flexion of the lower arm while flexing the tricep; opening of the jaw while flexing the masseter). (Antonym: Concentric)
Translations: 
  • German: exzentrisch
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, (physiology) (of a motion) against or in the opposite direction of contraction of a muscle)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From Latin eccentricus, literally out of centre, from Greek: ekkentros, not having the same centre.


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