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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Marks or a mark (as in " . . . " or " * * * " ) to indicate that word(s) or letter(s) have been omitted.

Usage examples (23)
  • Use an ellipsis to omit an unnecessary word, words or sentences from a quoted passage.
  • Yes, indeed, taking the idea of ellipsis a little too far.
  • And verb-phrase ellipsis is one of the areas where judgments often differ.
  • To get that three dots aka ellipsis \ldots although if you type three periods for more
Tutoring comment
  • Her report explaining the "ellipse" (a mathematical curve) managed to "eclipse" (overpower) the work of the others, although it contained an "ellipsis" (an omission of words; plural: "ellipses").
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