Elliptic meaning

-tĭ-kəl
Of, relating to, or having the shape of an ellipse.
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Containing or characterized by ellipsis.
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Origin of elliptic

  • New Latin ellīpticus from Greek elleiptikos defective from elleipsis a falling short, ellipsis ellipsis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἐλλειπτικός (elleiptikos), from ἐλλείπω (elleipō, “I leave out, omit").

    From Wiktionary