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eccentricity [ˌɛksɛnˈtrɪsɪtɪ] n pl -ties1. unconventional or irregular behaviour2. (Mathematics) deviation from a circular path or orbit3. (Astronomy) a measure of the noncircularity of an elliptical orbit, the distance between the foci divided by the length of the major axis4. (Mathematics) Geometry a number that expresses the shape of a conic section: the ratio of the distance of a point on the curve from a fixed point (the focus) to the distance of the point from a fixed line (the directrix)5. (Engineering / Mechanical Engineering) the degree of displacement of the geometric centre of a rotating part from the true centre, esp of the axis of rotation of a wheel or shaft
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