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el·lip·sis

 (ĭ-lĭp′sĭs)
n. pl. el·lip·ses (-sēz)
1.
a. The omission of a word or phrase necessary for a complete syntactical construction but not necessary for understanding.
b. An example of such omission.
2. A mark or series of marks ( ... or * * * , for example) used in writing or printing to indicate an omission, especially of letters or words.

[Latin ellīpsis, from Greek elleipsis, from elleipein, to fall short; see ellipse.]

ellipsis

(ɪˈlɪpsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Grammar) Also called: eclipsis omission of parts of a word or sentence
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a sequence of three dots (…) indicating an omission in text
[C16: from Latin, from Greek elleipsis omission, from elleipein to leave out, from leipein to leave]

el•lip•sis

(ɪˈlɪp sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. the omission from a sentence or other construction of one or more words understandable from the context that would complete or clarify the construction, as the omission of been to Paris from the second clause of I've been to Paris but he hasn't.
2. a mark or marks, as - -, or …, or * * *, to indicate an omission or suppression of letters or words.
[1560–70; < Latin ellīpsis < Greek élleipsis falling short, ellipse, ellipsis =elleíp(ein) to fall short (el-, variant before l of en- en-2 + leípein to leave) + -sis -sis]

ellipsis

A punctuation mark consisting of a series of periods (…) used to show that something has been omitted.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ellipsis - omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
deletion, omission - any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
Translations
trojtečkavýpustka
tripunkto
ellipsisananheitto
points de suspensionellipse
trotočjetrotočka
ellipsweglatingbeletseltekendoorlooppuntjes

ellipsis

[ɪˈlɪpsɪs] N (ellipses (pl)) [ɪˈlɪpsiːz] (= omission) → elipsis f inv; (= dots) → puntos mpl suspensivos

ellipsis

[ɪˈlɪpsɪs] n (LINGUISTICS)ellipse f

ellipsis

n pl <ellipses> (Gram) → Ellipse f

ellipsis

[ɪˈlɪpsɪs] (ellipses (pl)) [ɪˈlɪpsiːz] n (Gram) → ellissi f inv
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