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Elliptic

El`lip´tic
a.1.Of or pertaining to an ellipse; having the form of an ellipse; oblong, with rounded ends.
The planets move in elliptic orbits.
- Cheyne.
2.Having a part omitted; as, an elliptical phrase.
3.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.
Elliptic chuck
See under Chuck.
Elliptic compasses
an instrument arranged for drawing ellipses.
Elliptic function
(Math.) See Function.
Elliptic integral
(Math.) See Integral.
Elliptic polarization
See under Polarization.
Adj.1.elliptic - containing or characterized by ellipsis; "the clause of comparison is often elliptical"- G.O.Curme
Synonyms: elliptical
2.elliptic - of a leaf shape; in the form of an ellipse
3.elliptic - rounded like an egg
4.elliptic - 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
Synonyms: elliptical
Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, aposiopestic, bell-like, bell-shaped, bobbed, brief, brusque, campaniform, campanular, campanulate, capsule, capsulized, clipped, close, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, cropped, curt, curtailed, cut, cut short, digested, docked, elided, ellipsoid, elliptical, elongated, epigrammatic, gnomic, laconic, mowed, mown, nipped, oblong, oblongated, oblongitudinal, parabolic, pithy, pointed, pollard, polled, pruned, reaped, rectangular, reserved, saucer-shaped, sententious, shaved, sheared, short, short and sweet, short-cut, shortened, snub, snubbed, succinct, summary, synopsized, taciturn, terse, tight, to the point, trimmed, truncated
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