Translation of eccentric in Spanish:

eccentric

Pronunciation: /ekˈsentrɪk; ɪkˈsentrɪk/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 [clothes/manners] excéntrico, extravagante; [person] excéntrico
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    • I've always meant to return there again, as I remember it being beautiful, serene and calming - that is, until the day my friend's slightly eccentric grandfather joined us.
    • The artist was drawn to Ludwig's life after seeing a biography on the eccentric king's behaviour.
    • Did I mention that my uncle is slightly eccentric?
  • 2 [Astronomy/Astronomía] [Technology/Tecnología] excéntrico
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    • The foam cells were oval to polygonal with a moderate amount of cytoplasm and central to eccentric small nuclei.
    • The less mature neurons had abundant pink cytoplasm with central to slightly eccentric nuclei and conspicuous nucleoli.
    • Subsequently, the muscle is also more vulnerable to rupture during an eccentric contraction.
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    • Almost the first thing you see, is Marcel Duchamp's rotorelief of a disc with slightly eccentric circles of hatched red, black and white.
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    • From 1979 until 1999 Pluto was not the outermost planet, its eccentric orbit making Neptune the furthest from the Sun.
    • During the encounter, one is thrown into the eccentric orbit and remains in the Solar System while the other is ejected into interstellar space where it wanders forever.
    • Some orbits are so eccentric that they never loop back around again.

noun/nombre

  • excéntrico, (masculine, feminine)

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.