NOUN | shape | ellipse, oval | a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it |
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Sounds | ihlih'ps | |
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Rhymes | amidships ... thrips: 9 rhymes with ihps... |

Meaning | A closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it. | |
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Example | "the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant" | |

Synonym | oval | |

Narrower | circle | ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length |

Broader | conic section, conic | (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone |

Spanish | elipse, oval, óvalo | |

Catalan | el·lipse, oval | |

Adjectives | elliptic, elliptical | rounded like an egg |

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