Science / Tides and Currents / Eccentricity Of Orbit: Ratio of the distance from the center to the focus of an elliptical orbit to the length of the semi major axis. The eccentricity of orbit = %1 - (B / A)2: where A and B are respectively the semi major and semi minor axes of the orbit.
Eccentricity Noun Synonyms: unconventionality, unusualness, uncommonness, irregularity, nonconformity, individuality, individualism, singularity, uniqueness, strangeness, oddness, bizarreness, distinctiveness, capriciousness, weirdness
Orbit Noun Synonyms: circuit, course, path, track, revolution, circle, round, cycle
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Business / Finance / Pie Model Of Capital Structure: A model of the debt-equity ratio of the firms, graphically depicted in slices of a pie that represent the value of the firm in the capital markets. MORE