(botany) One-sided; having the normally central portion not in the true center.
Origin of excentric
ex- + -centric
Excentric Sentence Examples
Here BB is a large fixed iron cylinder, corrugated within, and C an excentric cylinder, also corrugated, which, in turning to the right, by the friction of its corrugated surface rotates the puddled ball D which has just entered at A, so that, turning around its own axis, it travels to the right and is gradually changed from a ball into a bloom, a rough cylindrical mass of white hot iron, still dripping with cinder.
- Plan of Burden's piling and re-rolling, into the Excentric Revolving Squeezer final shape in which it is actually for Puddled Balls.
The path is therefore an ellipse of which a, b are conjugate semi-diameters, and is described in the period 24 Ju; moreover, the velocity at any point P is equal to ~ OD, where OD is the semi-diameter conjugate to OP. ~,This type of motion;,s called elliptic harmonic. If the co-ordinate axes are the principal axes of the ellipse, the angle ft in (I o) is identical with the excentric angle.
Thus for a circular orbit with the centre of force at an excentric point, the hodograph is a conic with the pole as focus.
As another Q~ example, suppose we have a circular cylinder whose masscentre is at an excentric point, ~- rolling on a horizontal plane.