HyperDic: elliptic

English > 3 senses of the word elliptic:
ADJECTIVEallelliptic(of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse
allelliptic, egg-shaped, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolaterounded like an egg
allelliptic, ellipticalcharacterized by extreme / extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
English > elliptic: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse.
Broadersimple, unsubdivided(botany) of leaf shapes
Spanishelíptico
Catalanel·líptic
Nounsellipticitythe property possessed by a round shape that is flattened at the poles
English > elliptic: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningrounded like an egg.
Synonymsegg-shaped, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate
Broaderroundedcurving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged
Spanishelíptico, oblongo, oval, ovalado, oviforme, ovoide, ovoideo
Catalanel·líptic, oblong, oval, ovalat, oviforme, ovoide
Nounsellipsea closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
ellipticitythe property possessed by a round shape that is flattened at the poles
English > elliptic: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCharacterized by extreme / extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements.
Examples
  • "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"
  • "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor
Synonymelliptical
BroaderconciseExpressing much in few words
Spanishelíptico
Catalanel·líptic

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