Definitions for ellipticalɪˈlɪp tɪ kəl
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egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate(adj)
rounded like an egg
characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
"the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor
An elliptical galaxy
An elliptical trainer
In a shape reminding of an ellipse; oval.
Of, or showing ellipsis; having a word or words omitted.
If he is sometimes elliptical and obscure, it is because he has so much to tell us. -- Edmund Wilson
Origin: From elliptic + -al.
of or pertaining to an ellipse; having the form of an ellipse; oblong, with rounded ends
having a part omitted; as, an elliptical phrase
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