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In mathematics, eccentricity is a parameter associated with every conic section. It can be thought of as a measure of how much the conic section deviates from being circular. In particular:
To calculate the eccentricity of any ellipse, measure the semimajor axis and call it a. Measure the semiminor axis and call that measurement b. Now:
Many of history's most brilliant minds have displayed many unusual behaviors and habits, and eccentricity is sometimes thought to be a sign of genius. However, many eccentrics are cranks, rather than geniuses.
Extravagance is a kind of eccentricity, related to abundance and wastefulness.
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