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adjective & adverb

  • 1Not quite in the centre of something: [as adjective]: the main axes of the quadrangle are off-centre [as adverb]: if the ball’s struck off-centre, it will wobble
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    • Mr. Butler liked everything quite off-centre and most ballet companies have to be on-centre for their particular kind of work.
    • Lombardy's centres of viticulture are off-centre geographically - in the far north, in the far south, and in the far east - all well off the region's main axis of communication.
    • For instance, the Earth is not exactly at the centre of the deferent, but is a little off-centre.
  • 1.1Unconventional or unusual: an off-centre comedy sketch show
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    • Rhodes has spoken of how her work has its parallels in her own history of being culturally off-centre.
    • Despite the fine leads, the TV series failed to match the off-centre appeal of the movie.
    • The band play a noisy, off centre indie rock with shades of PJ Harvey.

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