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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 perfectly circular
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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“eccentric” in American English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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