English[edit | edit source]


Etymology[edit | edit source]

From French ellipse.


ellipse (1)

Noun[edit | edit source]



Ellipse ({{{1}}})

  1. Template: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[edit | edit source]

  • oval (in non-technical use)

Translations[edit | edit source]

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Verb[edit | edit source]

to Ellipse

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to Ellipse (third-person singular simple present ellips, present participle ed, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (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 go out.

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French[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin ellipsis.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Ellipse f. (plural Ellipses)

  1. (mathematics, fr) ellipse

ar:ellipse cs:ellipse el:ellipse fa:ellipse fr:ellipse ko:ellipse io:ellipse it:ellipse kn:ellipse mr:ellipse pl:ellipse ru:ellipse fi:ellipse sv:ellipse ta:ellipse te:ellipse tr:ellipse vi:ellipse zh:ellipse

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