ellipse

Pronunciation

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Pronunciation

- IPA: /ɪˈlɪps/, /iˈlɪps/

**ellipse** (*plural* ellipses)

- (
*geometry*) A closed curve, the locus of a point such that the sum of the distances from that point to two other fixed points (called the foci of the ellipse) is constant; equivalently, the conic section that is the intersection of a cone with a plane that does not intersect the base of the cone.

- oval (
*in non-technical use*)

**ellipse** (ellipses, *present participle* ellipsing; *past and past participle* ellipsed)

- (
*grammar*) To remove from a phrase a word which is grammatically needed, but which is clearly understood without having to be stated.*In B's response to A's question:- (A: Would you like to go out?, B: I'd love to), the words that are***ellipsed**are__go out.__

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