# elliptical in Maths topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishellipticalel‧lip‧ti‧cal /ɪˈlɪptɪkəl/ (also elliptic /-tɪk/) adjective 1 CFhaving the shape of an ellipse Kepler published his discovery of the elliptical orbits of planets in 1609.2 CLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTANDelliptical speech or writing is difficult to understand because more is meant than is actually said The language is often elliptical and ambiguous.

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elliptical• The blade is as long as the petiole, elliptical, and dark green with very dark nerves.• Compared with the lectures, the book is condensed, elliptical and impatient.• I gather from the elliptical description that follows that he began to patronize the coffee shop a lot more frequently.• First, how is successful communication possible despite the fact that many utterances produced are incomplete, elliptical or linguistically ill-formed?• The earth moves around the sun in an elliptical orbit.• Kepler first discovered the elliptical orbits of the planets.• The body was supported on three-quarter elliptical springs at the end.• The theme is often hard to find in his elliptical storytelling• Karlin relates the oppressive anti-Semitism his forebears endured in a vague, almost elliptical style with dips into the stream of consciousness.• A striking feature of this architectural style is the elliptical windows.• The Earth is bowl-shaped and elliptical, with a length one and a half times its breadth.
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