HyperDic: elliptical

English > 2 senses of the word elliptical:
ADJECTIVEallelliptical, egg-shaped, elliptic, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolaterounded like an egg
allelliptical, ellipticcharacterized by extreme / extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
elliptical > pronunciation
Soundsihlih'ptihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > elliptical: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrounded like an egg.
Synonymsegg-shaped, elliptic, 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
English > elliptical: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by extreme / extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements.
Example "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor
Synonymelliptic
BroaderconciseExpressing much in few words
Spanishelíptico
Catalanel·líptic

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