HyperDic: ellipse

English > 1 sense of the word ellipse:
NOUNshapeellipse, ovala closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
ellipse > pronunciation
Soundsihlih'ps
Rhymesamidships ... thrips: 9 rhymes with ihps...
English > ellipse: 1 sense > noun 1, shape
MeaningA closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it.
Example"the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"
Synonymoval
Narrowercircleellipse in which the two axes are of equal length
Broaderconic section, conic(geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
Spanishelipse, oval, óvalo
Catalanel·lipse, oval
Adjectiveselliptic, ellipticalrounded like an egg

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