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"eccentric" in British English

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eccentricadjective

uk   /ɪkˈsen.trɪk/  us   /ɪkˈsen.trɪk/
  • eccentric adjective (NOT CIRCULAR)

specialized mathematics not ​perfectlycircular
eccentrically
adverb uk   /ɪkˈsen.trɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ɪkˈsen.trɪ.kəl.i/

eccentricnoun [C]

uk   /ɪkˈsen.trɪk/  us   /ɪkˈsen.trɪk/
(Definition of eccentric from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eccentric" in American English

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eccentricadjective

 us   /ɪkˈsen·trɪk, ek-/
strange or ​unusual, sometimes in an ​amusing way: eccentric ​behavior
eccentric
noun [C]  us   /ɪkˈsen·trɪk, ek-/
She was an ​elderly eccentric who ​lived with 25 ​cats.
eccentricity
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌek·senˈtrɪs·ɪ·t̬i/
[U] Although his ​reputation for eccentricity was well ​deserved, it was not ​true that he had ​asked to be ​buried in his ​car.
(Definition of eccentric from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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