Elliptical meaning

eliptikəl, iliptikəl
Being flat and in the shape of a twice-symmetrical ellipse; oval.
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Of, or showing ellipsis; having a word or words omitted.

If he is sometimes elliptical and obscure, it is because he has so much to tell us. -- Edmund Wilson.

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(of speech) Concise, condensed.
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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.

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(mathematics, rare) Alternative form of elliptic.
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(astronomy) An elliptical galaxy.
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An elliptical trainer.
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Of, or having the form of, an ellipse, as some leaves.
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Of or characterized by ellipsis; with a word or words omitted, with obscure, incomplete constructions, etc.
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In a shape reminding of an ellipse; oval.
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Origin of elliptical

  • elliptic +‎ -al, from Ancient Greek ἐλλειπτικός (elleiptikos), from ἐλλείπω (elleipō, “I leave out, omit”). Surface analysis ellipse +‎ -ical.

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