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Pronunciation: /ekˈsentrɪk; ɪkˈsentrɪk/

Translation of eccentric in Spanish:


  • 1 [clothes/manners] excéntrico, extravagante; [person] excéntrico
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • Almost the first thing you see, is Marcel Duchamp's rotorelief of a disc with slightly eccentric circles of hatched red, black and white.
    Example sentences
    • 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.


  • excéntrico, (masculine, feminine)

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