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Etymology

From French ellipse.

ellipse (1)

Noun

Singular
ellipse

Plural
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  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.

Synonyms

  • oval (in non-technical use)

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Verb

Infinitive
to ellipse

Third person singular
ellips

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ed

to ellipse (third-person singular simple present ellips, present participle ed, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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 go out.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ellipsis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /e.lips/

Noun

ellipse f. (plural ellipses)

  1. (mathematics, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) ellipse

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