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
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.
(||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.
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.