Translation of eccentricity in Spanish:

eccentricity

Pronunciation: /ˌeksenˈtrɪsəti/

n (pl -ties)

  • 1 1.1 u (of conduct) excentricidad (f), extravagancia (f); (of person) excentricidad (f)
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    • The important thing here isn't eccentricity; it's quality, and that's where this disk scores big.
    • But her trademark eccentricity, it seems, sells.
    • McEwan is younger and more energetic than the previous Marple, Joan Hickson, and this is a good thing: the character's eccentricity can be played more effectively.
    1.2 c (idea, action) excentricidad (f), extravagancia (f)
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    • The London Daily Telegraph pioneered some years ago a franker approach to obituary writing in which journalists were prepared to write about the failings and eccentricities, as well as the virtues, of their subjects.
    • Even though we know that eventually we'll be moving on, inevitably we settle into the life of a community, we make friends, we get used to people and they get used to us - our eccentricities, our idiosyncrasies.
    • With his flair and instinct for comedy, he became famous in the ‘screwball comedy’ genre, which was all about the foibles and eccentricities of people.
  • 2 c u [Astron] [Tech] excentricidad (f)
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    • The eccentricity of the planetary orbits is small.
    • Because of the eccentricity of Mercury's orbit, the variation in the proper motion of the Sun would be noticeable to an observer on the planet.
    • Then, the extrasolar planets orbit much closer to their host stars and have a greater orbital eccentricity than the planets in our solar system.
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    • Its orbit is the most nearly circular of that of any planet, with an eccentricity of less than 1 per cent.
    • Note that these angular sizes were calculated using the average eccentricity of the lunar orbit.
    • Note that these angular sizes were calculated using the average eccentricity of the lunar orbit.

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