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odd

1. 
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

ODD

(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.
References in classic literature ?
"And odd enough, too," I ventured to reply; "but I was always under the impression that an angel had wings."
This is not such a nice place for a girl as for a young man, and the Desmonds thought it EXCEEDINGLY ODD that mamma should wish me to come here.
As I stared at them, they met my gaze; and then first one and then another turned away from my direct stare, and looked at me in an odd, furtive manner.
"How very odd!" said she, in a low and disappointed voice, as she turned away to the window.
Well, it is odd and sad that our minds should be such seed-beds, and we without power to choose the seed.
As she stood on the stone floor she looked a very small, odd little black figure, and she felt as small and lost and odd as she looked.
"No sir," he said: "not mad; but it is an odd hand."
Half-done!' answered the mouse, 'they are such odd names, they make me very thoughtful.' 'You sit at home,' said the cat, 'in your dark-grey fur coat and long tail, and are filled with fancies, that's because you do not go out in the daytime.' During the cat's absence the mouse cleaned the house, and put it in order, but the greedy cat entirely emptied the pot of fat.
To these people, native and European, he was a queer fish, but they were used to queer fish, and they took him for granted; the world was full of odd persons, who did odd things; and perhaps they knew that a man is not what he wants to be, but what he must be.
The outcome of it was that of these two odd persons having equally odd notions of duty, the one went to California, as the interest of his client required, and the other remained at home in compliance with a wish that her husband was scarcely conscious of entertaining.
Containing little more than a few odd observations.
"He was fourandtwenty the 8th of last June, and my birthday is the 23rd just a fortnight and a day's differencewhich is very odd."