Definitionsregional note: in AM, use off-center
1. adjective [usually verb-link ADJECTIVE]
If something is off-centre, it is not exactly in the middle of a space or surface.
⇒ The pedals seem a bit off-centre and the clutch is rather stiff.
⇒ If the blocks are placed off-centre, they will fall down.
2. adjective [usually verb-link ADJECTIVE]
If you describe someone or something as off-centre, you mean that they are less conventional than other people or things.
⇒ Davies's writing is far too off-centre to be commercial.
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