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eccentric 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ikˈsentrik/,
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(of a person or their behavior) Unconventional and slightly strange,
  1. (of a person or their behavior) Unconventional and slightly strange
    • - my favorite aunt is very eccentric
  2. (of a thing) Not placed centrally or not having its axis or other part placed centrally

  3. (of a circle) Not centered on the same point as another

  4. (of an orbit) Not circular

Noun
  1. A person of unconventional and slightly strange views or behavior
    • - he enjoys a colorful reputation as an engaging eccentric
  2. A disc or wheel mounted eccentrically on a revolving shaft in order to transform rotation into backward-and-forward motion, e.g., a cam in an internal combustion engine


  1. a person with an unusual or odd personality
  2. bizarre: conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "his off-the-wall antics"; "the outlandish clothes of teenagers"; "outre and affected stage ...
  3. not having a common center; not concentric; "eccentric circles"
  4. character: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
  5. (eccentrically) in an eccentric or bizarre manner
  6. (eccentrically) not symmetrically with respect to the center
  7. Muscle fiber generates tension through the action of actin and myosin cross-bridge cycling. While under tension, the muscle may lengthen, shorten or remain the same. ...
  8. (Eccentrics) In popular usage, eccentricity refers to unusual or odd behavior and "socially awkward" on the part of an individual. This behavior would typically be perceived as unusual or unnecessary, without being demonstrably maladaptive. ...
  9. One who does not behave like others; A disk or wheel with its axis off centre, giving a reciprocating motion; A kook; not at or in the centre; not perfectly circular; having a different center; of a person, deviating from the norm; behaving unexpectedly or differently; (of a motion) against or ...
  10. (Eccentrics) Above the jumping horses, a steel shaft (eccentric) with offsets goes back to the center pole where a gear on the shaft rides in a stationary ring gear on the center pole. ...
  11. (Eccentrics) A deviation from circularity in a planetary orbit.
  12. The offset portion of the driveshaft that governs the stroke or distance the crosshead moves on a mechanical or manual shear.
  13. Not having the same center.
  14. A device for converting continuous circular motion into reciprocating rectilinear motion.
  15. The cam or part of the bow that is designed to control the stored energy of the bow.
  16. Although often dismissed as being a "weirdo," by virtue of having liberated himself from the stress-producing pressures of social conformity, the eccentric [literally, "out of the center," deviating from the norm] person is, according to British psychologist David Weeks, actually happier and ...
  17. Having an axis or point of support that is not centrally placed
  18. A muscle exerting force when lengthening
  19. Noncircular; elliptical (applied to an orbit).
  20. behaving in a way that is unusual and different from most people
  21. A cavity or any portion of forging with a center that does not coincide with the center of the main piece.
  22. a term used to describe modular cubes in which the pattern on every face is different from the pattern on every other face.
  23. Deviation from a circle, applied when describing the shape of an orbit.
  24. acting in a very unconventional and unusual way.
  25. Essentially a disk arranged to rotate about a center, not the center of dish but parallel to it. An eccentric should be considered to crank with a crankpin of such size that it contains or surrounds the shaft. The eccentric with its strap or connection is used in the eccentric press. ...