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Meaning & Definition of Elliptical in English

English

Elliptical

/ɪlɪptɪkəl/

adjective

1. Rounded like an egg

    synonym:
  • egg-shaped
  • ,
  • elliptic
  • ,
  • elliptical
  • ,
  • oval
  • ,
  • oval-shaped
  • ,
  • ovate
  • ,
  • oviform
  • ,
  • ovoid
  • ,
  • prolate

2. Characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements

  • "The dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"
  • "The explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- h.o.taylor
    synonym:
  • elliptic
  • ,
  • elliptical