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Definition of Eccentric

Eccentric
Eccentric Ec*cen"tric, n. 1. A circle not having the same center as another contained in some measure within the first. 2. One who, or that which, deviates from regularity; an anomalous or irregular person or thing. 3. (Astron.) (a) In the Ptolemaic system, the supposed circular orbit of a planet about the earth, but with the earth not in its center. (b) A circle described about the center of an elliptical orbit, with half the major axis for radius. --Hutton. 4. (Mach.) A disk or wheel so arranged upon a shaft that the center of the wheel and that of the shaft do not coincide. It is used for operating valves in steam engines, and for other purposes. The motion derived is precisely that of a crank having the same throw. Back eccentric, the eccentric that reverses or backs the valve gear and the engine. Fore eccentric, the eccentric that imparts a forward motion to the valve gear and the engine.

Meaning of Eccentric from wikipedia

- Look up eccentric or eccentricity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Eccentricity or eccentric may refer to: Eccentricity (behavior), odd behavior on...
- everyday life. People who consistently display benignly eccentric behavior are labeled as "eccentrics". From Medieval Latin eccentricus, derived from Gr****...
- In mechanical engineering, an eccentric is a circular disk (eccentric sheave) solidly fixed to a rotating axle with its centre offset from that of the...
- Eccentric training is a type of strength training that involves using the target muscles to control weight as it moves in a downward motion. This type...
- The Eccentrics (Georgian: შერეკილები, Sherekilebi; Russian: Чудаки, Chudaki) is a 1973 Soviet satire-comedy film directed by Eldar Shengelaia. Vasili Chkhaidze...
- the eccentric anomaly is an angular parameter that defines the position of a body that is moving along an elliptic Kepler orbit. The eccentric anomaly...
- contraction is concentric; if the muscle length lengthens, the contraction is eccentric. Muscle contractions can be described based on two variables: force and...
- The Will of an Eccentric (French: Le Testament d'un excentrique) is a 1900 adventure novel written by Jules Verne based on the Game of the Goose. William...
- A Salad Bowl of Eccentrics (変人のサラダボウル, Henjin no Salad Bowl) is a ****anese light novel series written by Yomi Hirasaka and illustrated by Kantoku. The...
- proliferation and enlargement of the cells of the uterus during pregnancy. Eccentric hypertrophy is a type of hypertrophy where the walls and chamber of a...