(Math.) The ratio of the distances from any point of a conic section to the focus and to the directrix: the value of this ratio determines the type of conic section (zero = circle, between zero and one = ellipse, one = parabola, more than one = hyperbola)
The difference between one number in a set and the mean of the set.
An equivocal statement or expression.
(Slang) A situation or an activity that one enjoys or to which one is especially well suited:
A lie; deceitful or dishonest behavior; equivocation.
The definition of a quip is a witty or funny comment or remark.
A quick incisive reply, especially one that turns the first speaker's words to his or her own disadvantage.
Subterfuge is defined as a plan or action to hide what you’re doing.
A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character.
The definition of an idiosyncrasy is an unusual behavior, mannerism or reaction of a person or group of people.
Exclusive possession or right.
(--- Computers) A hypothetical future point in time when artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence and be able to self-replicate and improve itself autonomously.
One that is odd.
Arbitrary thought or impulse:
A romantic liking or interest:
A sudden, unpredictable action or change:
A momentary shock or scare:
A change in direction; a turn:
The expression of this in speech, writing, or action
(Mathematics) The least number of times the multiplicative identity in a ring needs to be added to itself to reach the additive identity, or, if the additive identity is never reached, zero. The integers have a characteristic of zero; the integers modulo 12 have a characteristic of 12.
(Uncountable) The state or condition of being irregular, or the extent to which something is irregular.
A defect in a lens or mirror that prevents light rays from being focused at a single point and results in a distorted or blurred image. &diamf3; Aberration that results in distortion of color is called chromatic aberration. &diamf3; Aberration that is caused by imperfections in the surface or shape of a spherical mirror or lens is called spherical aberration.
(Archaic) A clever trick.
An odd, eccentric, or unexpected action or bit of conduct
A fanciful or witty expression or notion; often, specif., a striking and elaborate metaphor, sometimes one regarded, esp. formerly, as strained and arbitrary
The definition of a kink is a bend or curl in something that is usually straight, an ache or cramp in a muscle or an unusual mannerism.
Find another word for quirk. In this page you can discover 40 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for quirk, like: eccentricity, crook, deviation, equivocation, gibe, groove, prevarication, quibble, quip, retort and shift.