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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: elleiptikos, from elleipein; ELLIPSIS

elliptical

adjective
     
Related topics: Shapes, Patterns, Maths
el‧lip‧ti‧cal also el‧lip‧tic
1CF having the shape of an ellipse:
Kepler published his discovery of the elliptical orbits of planets in 1609.
2 elliptical 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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