Definitions for oddness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oddɒd(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. differing in nature from what is usual or expected:

    an odd creature; an odd choice.

  2. peculiar or eccentric:

    an odd person.

  3. fantastic; bizarre:

    an odd taste in clothing.

  4. leaving a remainder of 1 when divided by 2, as a number

    3, 15, and 181 are odd numbers.

    Category: Math

    Ref: (opposed to even) 1 1 6

  5. more or less, esp. a little more (used in combination with a round number):

    I owe three hundred-odd dollars.

  6. being part of a pair, set, or series of which the rest is lacking:

    an odd glove.

  7. remaining after all others are paired, grouped, or divided into equal numbers or parts:

    Who gets the odd burger?

  8. not forming part of any particular group, set, or class:

    to pick up odd bits of information.

  9. not regular or full-time; occasional:

    odd jobs.

  10. Math. (of a function) having a sign that changes when the sign of each independent variable is changed at the same time.

    Category: Math

Origin of odd:

1300–50; ME < ON odda-, in oddatala odd number, from oddi point of land, angle, third or odd number; c. OE ord point, OHG ort point, place

odd′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oddness(noun)

    the parity of odd numbers (not divisible by two)

  2. oddity, oddness(noun)

    eccentricity that is not easily explained

Wiktionary

  1. oddness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being odd.

  2. oddness(Noun)

    The result or product of being odd.

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