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ellipsis

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English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek έλλειψις (elleipsis), omission).

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Noun

Singular
ellipsis

Plural
ellipses

ellipsis (ellipses)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a mark consisting of three periods, historically with spaces in between, before, and after them ( . . . ), used in printing to indicate an omission.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the omission of a grammatically required word or phrase that can be implied. For example, He is faster than she. (Here, a trailing "is fast" is omitted, grammatically required, and implied.)

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Latin

Etymology

From Greek ἔλλειψις.

Noun

ellipsis

  1. ellipse
  2. ellipsis

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