- The definition of elliptical is something that resembles or relates to an ellipse, a plane that intersects a cone.
An example of elliptical is the orbit of the earth around the sun.
elliptical definition by Webster's New World
- of, or having the form of, an ellipse, as some leaves
- of or characterized by ellipsis; with a word or words omitted, with obscure, incomplete constructions, etc.
Origin: ; from Classical Greek elleiptikos (see ellipse) plush -al
- elliptically adverb