|Origin:||elleiptikos, from elleipein; ELLIPSIS|
el‧lip‧ti‧cal also el‧lip‧tic
having the shape of an ellipse:
Kepler published his discovery of the elliptical orbits of planets in 1609.
elliptical speech or writing is difficult to understand because more is meant than is actually said:
The language is often elliptical and ambiguous.