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Definitions of eccentricity
(geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section; the ratio of the distance between the foci to the length of the major axis; "a circle is an ellipse with zero eccentricity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct; oddity. Webster Dictionary DB
The ratio of the distance between the center and the focus of an ellipse or hyperbola to its semi-transverse axis. Webster Dictionary DB
The ratio of the distance of the center of the orbit of a heavenly body from the center of the body round which it revolves to the semi-transverse axis of the orbit. Webster Dictionary DB
The distance of the center of figure of a body, as of an eccentric, from an axis about which it turns; the throw. Webster Dictionary DB
A Peculiarity of manner or character; oddity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
The distance of the centre of a planet's orbit from the centre of the sun: singularity of conduct: oddness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
The state, quality, or degree of being eccentric; oddity; singularity; an eccentric, odd, or capricious act. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
Deviation from a centre; the state of having a centre different from that of another circle; the distance of the centre of a planet's orbit from the centre of the sun departure or deviation from that which is stated, regular, or usual; singularity of conduct. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
The being odd or singular; deviation from a centre; the distance of the centre of a planet's orbit from the centre of the sun. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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– A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens