|Origin:||Greek elleipsis, from elleipein 'to leave out'|
Related topics: Linguistics
el‧lip‧sis plural ellipses technical
1SL [uncountable and countable]
when words are deliberately left out of a sentence, though the meaning can still be understood. For example, you may say 'He's leaving but I'm not' instead of saying 'He's leaving but I'm not leaving.'
the sign (...) used in writing to show that some words have deliberately been left out of a sentence