One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Statistics. Having or corresponding to a non-zero mean.
2Physics. Of a force: not central, i.e. not in general directed along the line joining the bodies between which it acts.
3Not central in location or importance; not situated in, formed in, or holding a central position.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From non- + central.
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