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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ellipticadjective

    (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse

  2. egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolateadjective

    rounded like an egg

  3. elliptic, ellipticaladjective

    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


  1. ellipticadjective

    Related to an ellipse or its mathematical definition.

  2. Etymology: From ἐλλειπτικός, from ἐλλείπω.


  1. elliptic

    In mathematics, an ellipse is a plane curve surrounding two focal points, such that for all points on the curve, the sum of the two distances to the focal points is a constant. It generalizes a circle, which is the special type of ellipse in which the two focal points are the same. The elongation of an ellipse is measured by its eccentricity e {\displaystyle e} , a number ranging from e = 0 {\displaystyle e=0} (the limiting case of a circle) to e = 1 {\displaystyle e=1} (the limiting case of infinite elongation, no longer an ellipse but a parabola). An ellipse has a simple algebraic solution for its area, but only approximations for its perimeter (also known as circumference), for which integration is required to obtain an exact solution. Analytically, the equation of a standard ellipse centered at the origin with width 2 a {\displaystyle 2a} and height 2 b {\displaystyle 2b} is:


  1. elliptic

    Elliptic generally refers to something related to or shaped like an ellipse, which is a closed curve or shape that is round and elongated, similar to a flattened circle or an oval. In more specific fields, such as mathematics, physics, operations research, and biology, "elliptic" may refer to specialized concepts and methodologies related to or derived from the properties of ellipses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ellipticadjective

    alt. of Elliptical

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elliptic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elliptic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of elliptic in a Sentence

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    Over the past few years, we have seen an increasing amount of bitcoin activity connected to purchasing child sexual abuse material online, our new partnership with Elliptic is imperative to helping us tackle this.

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