elliptic
Adjective

elliptic (not comparable)

  1. (geometry) Of or pertaining to an ellipse.
    • 1995, Patrick J. Roache, Elliptic Marching Methods and Domain Decomposition, page 1 ↗,
      In this chapter, the history of solving elliptic problems by direct marching methods is reviewed.
  2. (mathematics) Of or pertaining to a broad field of mathematics that originates from the problem of calculating arc lengths of an ellipse.
    Elliptic integral
    Elliptic function
    Elliptic curve
  3. (mathematics, in combination, of certain functions, equations and operators) That has coefficients satisfying a condition analogous to the condition for the general equation for a conic section to be of an ellipse.
    Elliptic partial differential equation
    Elliptic operator
    Elliptic regularity
  4. (botany, of leaves) Oval, with a short or no point.
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