Deviating or departing from the center, or from the line
of a circle; as, an eccentric or elliptical orbit; pertaining to
deviation from the center or from true circular motion.
Not having the same center; -- said of circles,
ellipses, spheres, etc., which, though coinciding, either in whole or
in part, as to area or volume, have not the same center; -- opposed to
Pertaining to an eccentric; as, the eccentric rod in a
Not coincident as to motive or end.
Deviating from stated methods, usual practice, or
established forms or laws; deviating from an appointed sphere or way;
departing from the usual course; irregular; anomalous; odd; as,
A circle not having the same center as another contained
in some measure within the first.
One who, or that which, deviates from regularity; an
anomalous or irregular person or thing.
In the Ptolemaic system, the supposed circular orbit of
a planet about the earth, but with the earth not in its center.
A circle described about the center of an elliptical
orbit, with half the major axis for radius.
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.