Eccentrical to Eclectic

(Ec*cen"tric*al) a. See Eccentric.

(Ec*cen"tric*al*ly), adv. In an eccentric manner.

Drove eccentrically here and there.
Lew Wallace.

(Ec`cen*tric"i*ty) n.; pl. Eccentricities [Cf. F. excentricité.]

1. The state of being eccentric; deviation from the customary line of conduct; oddity.

2. (Math.) The ratio of the distance between the center and the focus of an ellipse or hyperbola to its semi-transverse axis.

3. (Astron.) The ratio of the distance of the center of the orbit of a heavenly body from the center of the body round which it revolves to the semi-transverse axis of the orbit.

4. (Mech.) The distance of the center of figure of a body, as of an eccentric, from an axis about which it turns; the throw.

(Ec"chy*mose) v. t. (Med.) To discolor by the production of an ecchymosis, or effusion of blood, beneath the skin; — chiefly used in the passive form; as, the parts were much ecchymosed.

(||Ec`chy*mo"sis) n.; pl. Ecchymoses [NL., fr. Gr. fr. to extravasate; out of + to pour.] (Med.) A livid or black and blue spot, produced by the extravasation or effusion of blood into the areolar tissue from a contusion.

(Ec`chy*mot"ic) a. Pertaining to ecchymosis.

(Ec"cle) n. (Zoöl.) The European green woodpecker; — also called ecall, eaquall, yaffle. [Prov. Eng.]

(||Ec*cle"si*a) n.; pl. Ecclesiæ [L., fr. Gr. .]

1. (Gr. Antiq.) The public legislative assembly of the Athenians.

2. (Eccl.) A church, either as a body or as a building.

(Ec*cle"si*al) a. Ecclesiastical. [Obs.] Milton.

(Ec*cle"si*arch) n. [LL. ecclesiarcha, fr. Gr. church + to rule: cf. F. ecclésiarque.] An official of the Eastern Church, resembling a sacrist in the Western Church.

(Ec*cle"si*ast) n.

1. An ecclesiastic. Chaucer.

2. The Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus. [Obs.]

(Ec*cle`si*as"tes) n. [L., fr. Gr. a preacher. See Ecclesiastic, a.] One of the canonical books of the Old Testament.

(Ec*cle`si*as"tic) a. [L. ecclesiasticus, Gr. fr. an assembly of citizens called out by the crier; also, the church, fr. called out, fr. to call out; out + to call. See Ex-, and Hale, v. t., Haul.] Of or pertaining to the church. See Ecclesiastical. "Ecclesiastic government." Swift.

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