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Etymology[]

From Ancient Greek ἔλλειψις (elleipsis), omission).

Pronunciation[]

  • (UK) IPA: /ɪˈlɪpsɪs/ SAMPA: /I"lIp.sIs/
  • (US) IPA: /ɨˈlɪpsɨs/, /ɛˈlɪpsɨs/

Noun[]

Singular
Ellipsis

Plural
ellipses

Ellipsis (ellipses)

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  1. (typography) A mark consisting of three periods, historically with spaces in between, before, and after them “ . . . ”, nowadays a single character “” (used in printing to indicate an omission).
    • 2006, Danielle Corsetto, Girls with Slingshots: 114
      CARD: Hey Baby. Thanks for the … last night. Love you!
      HAZEL: Wow. I’ve never despised an ellipsis so much in my life.
  2. (grammar) The omission of a grammatically required word or phrase that can be inferred.
  3. (film) The omission of scenes in a film that do not advance the plot.
    • 2002, David Blanke, The 1910s: 219
      It was now possible for writers and directors to cut scenes that did not further the plot; called "ellipses" by filmmakers.

Synonyms[]

  • (typography indicating omission): dot dot dot

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Latin[]

Etymology[]

From Ancient Greek ἔλλειψις (elleipsis), omission)

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

ellipsis (genitive ellipsis); f, third declension

  1. ellipsis
  2. ellipse
    • 1644, René Descartes, Principia philosophiae
      Unde sequitur ambitum ABCD non esse circulum perfectum, sed magis ad ellipsis figuram accedere

Inflection[]

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Descendants[]

fr:ellipsis io:ellipsis it:ellipsis pl:ellipsis ta:ellipsis te:ellipsis vi:ellipsis tr:ellipsis zh:ellipsis

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