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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Shaped like an oval. Also: Of, relating to, or marked by three periods in a row.

Usage examples (36)
  • Tim's English teacher was impressed by his skillful use of elliptical marks to shorten the lengthy quotation.
  • Two neutron stars circle each other closely in elliptical orbits.
  • The two men conversed in short elliptical sentences, using many technical terms.
  • He speaks in short, elliptical snatches and views life with the detached outlook of an undertaker. for more
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