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el·lip·tic

 (ĭ-lĭp′tĭk) or el·lip·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or having the shape of an ellipse.
2. Containing or characterized by ellipsis.
3.
a. Of or relating to extreme economy of oral or written expression.
b. Marked by deliberate obscurity of style or expression.

[New Latin ellīpticus, from Greek elleiptikos, defective, from elleipsis, a falling short, ellipsis; see ellipsis.]

el·lip′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.elliptic - (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
2.elliptic - rounded like an egg
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
3.elliptic - 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
concise - expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"
Translations

elliptic(al)

adj
(Math etc) orbit, pathelliptisch
(fig) account, referenceandeutungsweise; styleunklar; essay, book, playkryptisch (geh); she gives an elliptical account of the tragedysie berichtet nur andeutungsweise von der Tragödie
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