Definitions for ellipseɪˈlɪps
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a plane curve such that the sums of the distances of each point in its periphery from two fixed points, the foci, are equal; a conic section formed by the intersection of a right circular cone by a plane that cuts the axis and the surface of the cone.
Ref: See also diag. at conic section . art
Origin of ellipse:
1745–55; < F < L ellīpsisellipsis]
a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
"the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"
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.
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 ellipsed words are
Origin: From ellipse.
an oval or oblong figure, bounded by a regular curve, which corresponds to an oblique projection of a circle, or an oblique section of a cone through its opposite sides. The greatest diameter of the ellipse is the major axis, and the least diameter is the minor axis. See Conic section, under Conic, and cf. Focus
omission. See Ellipsis
the elliptical orbit of a planet
Translations for ellipse
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a geometrical figure that is a regular oval.
- قَطْع ناقِص، إهْليلَجيArabic
- elipsePortuguese (BR)
- die EllipseGerman
- अण्डाकार आकृतिHindi
- 橢圓Chinese (Trad.)
- еліпс; овалUkrainian
- بیضوی شکلUrdu
- 椭圆Chinese (Simp.)
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