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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French ellipse. Doublet of ellipsis.

 
ellipse (1)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈlɪps/, /iˈlɪps/

NounEdit

ellipse (plural ellipses)

  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 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.

SynonymsEdit

  • oval (in non-technical use)

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VerbEdit

ellipse (third-person singular simple present ellipses, present participle ellipsing, simple past and past participle ellipsed)

  1. (grammar) To remove from a phrase a word which is grammatically needed, but which is clearly understood without having to be stated.
    In B's response to A's question:- (A: Would you like to go out?, B: I'd love to), the words that are ellipsed are go out.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ellīpsis, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek ἔλλειψις (élleipsis).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ellipse f (plural ellipses)

  1. (geometry) ellipse
  2. (grammar, rhetoric) ellipsis

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

ellipse

  1. ablative singular of ellipsis

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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 ellipse (retorikk) on Norwegian Wikipedia
 ellipse (skrift) on Norwegian Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ellipsis, from Ancient Greek ἔλλειψις (élleipsis)

NounEdit

ellipse m (definite singular ellipsen, indefinite plural ellipser, definite plural ellipsene)

  1. (geometry) an ellipse
  2. (grammar, rhetoric, typography) an ellipsis

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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 typografisk ellipse on Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ellipsis, from Ancient Greek ἔλλειψις (élleipsis)

NounEdit

ellipse m (definite singular ellipsen, indefinite plural ellipsar, definite plural ellipsane)

  1. (geometry) an ellipse
  2. (grammar, rhetoric, typography) an ellipsis

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