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Posted by on Jul. 10, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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  • eccentric    \ik-SEN-trik\
  • DEFINITION  adjective
    1 a : deviating from an established or usual pattern or style b : deviating from conventional or accepted usage or conduct
    2 a : deviating from a circular path; especially : elliptical b : located elsewhere than at the geometrical center; also : having the axis or support so located
  • DID YOU KNOW?
    "Eccentric" comes to us through Middle English from the Medieval Latin word "eccentricus," but it is ultimately derived from a combination of the Greek words "ex," meaning "out of," and "kentron," meaning "center." The original meaning of "eccentric" in English was "not having the same center" (as in "eccentric spheres"). In this sense, it contrasts with "concentric," meaning "having a common center" (as in "concentric circles, one within another"). But since at least 1630, English speakers have also used "eccentric" to describe individuals who are figuratively off-center. It can also be used to describe something that doesn't follow a truly circular path, as in "an eccentric orbit."





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natesmom1228
by on Jul. 10, 2011 at 9:56 AM

I love this word.

Jess1231
by on Jul. 10, 2011 at 10:01 AM
I also like that word
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jul. 10, 2011 at 11:38 AM


Quoting natesmom1228:

I love this word.

me too

PurpleHazey
by Angie on Jul. 10, 2011 at 12:54 PM


Quoting mumsy2three:


Quoting natesmom1228:

I love this word.

me too

I have to third that motion...lol

RobynS
by Mama2CamKat on Jul. 10, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I love eccentricity. ;)

itsallabtthem84
by ~B~ on Jul. 10, 2011 at 3:55 PM

TFS

nngmommy83
by on Jul. 10, 2011 at 6:12 PM
Now this one I use lol
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bhwrn1
by Bronze Member on Jul. 10, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Great word!

fineyouguyswin
by on Jul. 11, 2011 at 11:02 AM

lol I know some people like this.

lukesmyboy
by Christina on Jul. 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I love this word too!

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