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a. not divisible by two
b. represented or indicated by a number that is not divisible by two
2. Maths (of a function) changing sign but not absolute value when the sign of the independent variable is changed, as in y=x3
3. Golf
a. one stroke more than the score of one's opponent
b. an advantage or handicap of one stroke added to or taken away from a player's score


(1) (Optical Disc Drive or Optical Digital Disc) See optical disc.

(2) (Object Data Definition) A description of the data in an object. See object.
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weird oddness An event like that makes you realise how precious life is and how you should really try to enjoy every moment you can.
Now my driver may have been over egging the lamb mughlai but he makes a serious point, albeit not the point I am trying to make here which is the oddness of having a conversation with a stranger about the state Birmingham's dining scene and its citizens' eating habits.
Only Robert Battle's Unfold (2005) could somewhat dim the man's luster, and he was more than matched in searing oddness by Linda Celeste Sims.
Some people are attracted by the oddness and the strangeness of it all, while others like myself are interested in folk dance and music, plus, of course, we invariably perform outside pubs and as most of us like a good quality beer we pop in there for a pint to cool down afterwards.
For anyone who loves a good road-trip story or who has marveled at the wonderful oddness of marsupials, this is the book you didn't know you were waiting for.
Even to say this points to the oddness of our faith.
If the reader can suspend disbelief, accept the magic and enjoy the oddness of the likeable cast of characters, including the neighbor boy Chet's basic good-heartedness, this is a good story about finding self and the essential sweetness of life among the dross that surrounds it.
Part of this care is to let her subjects in all their particularity, perversity, and sheer oddness shine forth.
By bedtime, we have found a place with flesh flora and fauna, where night sounds mystify us with their oddness.
Braida discusses Cary's translation of Dante, but her treatment of Cary reads oddly inconsequentially, so that even the details of Cary's life remain a little opaque, unexplained, the oddness showing, for instance, in the way she seems to agree that Panizzi rather than Cary should have become Keeper of the Printed Books at the British Museum in 1837: 'in the expanding library, however, a position like Panizzi's involved special qualities of determination, enterprise and energy' (p.