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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek elleipsis, from elleipein 'to leave out'

ellipsis

noun
     
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.'
2 [countable] the sign (...) used in writing to show that some words have deliberately been left out of a sentence

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