What does elliptical mean?

Definitions for ellipticalɪˈlɪp tɪ kəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word elliptical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate(adj)

    rounded like an egg

  2. elliptic, elliptical(adj)

    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. Elliptical(a.)

    leaving out information essential to comprehension; so concise as to be difficult to understand; obscure or ambiguous; -- of speech or writing; as, an elliptical comment.

  2. Origin: [Gr. : cf. F. elliptique. See Ellipsis.]


  1. elliptical(Noun)

    An elliptical galaxy

  2. elliptical(Noun)

    An elliptical trainer

  3. elliptical(Adjective)

    In a shape reminding of an ellipse; oval.

  4. elliptical(Adjective)

    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

  5. elliptical(Adjective)

    Concise, condensed.

  6. Origin: From elliptic + -al.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elliptical(adj)

    of or pertaining to an ellipse; having the form of an ellipse; oblong, with rounded ends

  2. Elliptical(adj)

    having a part omitted; as, an elliptical phrase

  3. Origin: [Gr. : cf. F. elliptique. See Ellipsis.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elliptical in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elliptical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jim White:

    If you are going out for a light jog or stint on the elliptical, you probably aren't going to have an issue.

  2. President Clinton:

    During my presidency, exercise meant a lot, whether it was upstairs in the White House on an elliptical machine or outside riding my mountain bike.

  3. Noah Petro:

    I’ve been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon, the difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it’s cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine. The last time the full moon was this close to Earth was 1948, NASA says. BEHOLD, THE' PILLARS OF DESTRUCTION' The moon only appears full from Earth when our planet is between the sun and the moon. But since the moon’s orbit has an elliptical shape, sometimes it is closer to Earth than other times. Astronomers call the closest-to-the-Earth moment the perigee. What makes November 14 special is that the moon.

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