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noun 
  1. (geometry) A closed curve, the locus of a point such that the sum of the distances from that point to two other fixed points (called the focus, foci of the ellipse) is constant; equivalently, the conic section that is the intersection of a cone with a plane that does not intersect the base of the cone.
verb (ellips, ed)
  1. (context, grammar) To remove from a phrase a word which is grammatically needed, but which is clearly understood without having to be stated.
In the exchange:- (A.Would you like to go out?, B.I'd love to), the ellipsed words are <u>go out.</u>
Translations: 
  • Dutch: ellips
  • French: ellipse
  • German: Ellipse
  • Spanish: elipse
Etymology: From French, ellipse.


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