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eccentricity (noun) oddity; abnormality, especially of behavior.
Behavior which others think is strange is eccentricity. A person's eccentricity is seen in his abnormal behavior, that is, behavior which most others think is unusual. Eccentricity distinguishes the person having the eccentricity from the rest of the group to which they belong.
- Professor Bridgman did research on many novel concepts in Physics but many of them had not been given the recognition due to them, because of his eccentricity of being too frank even to the point of rudeness.
- The old man had the eccentricity of shaking his head vigorously whenever he sneezed, or before he began to talk.