ellipse


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el·lipse

 (ĭ-lĭps′)
n.
1. A plane curve, especially:
a. A conic section whose plane is not parallel to the axis, base, or generatrix of the intersected cone.
b. The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal.
2. Ellipsis.

[French, from Latin ellīpsis, from Greek elleipsis, a falling short, ellipse, from elleipein, to fall short (from the relationship between the line joining the vertices of a conic and the line through the focus and parallel to the directrix of a conic) : en-, in; see en-2 + leipein, to leave; see leikw- in Indo-European roots.]

ellipse

(ɪˈlɪps)
n
(Mathematics) a closed conic section shaped like a flattened circle and formed by an inclined plane that does not cut the base of the cone. Standard equation x2/a2 + y2/b2 = 1, where 2a and 2b are the lengths of the major and minor axes. Area: πab
[C18: back formation from ellipsis]

el•lipse

(ɪˈlɪps)

n.
a plane curve such that the sums of the distances of each point in its periphery from two fixed points, the foci, are equal; a conic section formed by the intersection of a right circular cone by a plane that cuts the axis and the surface of the cone. See also diag. at conic section.
[1745–55; < French < Latin ellīpsis ellipsis]
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ellipse

el·lipse

(ĭ-lĭps′)
A closed, symmetric curve shaped like an oval, which can be formed by intersecting a cone with a plane that is not parallel or perpendicular to the cone's base. The sum of the distances of any point on an ellipse from two fixed points (called the foci) remains constant no matter where the point is on the curve.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ellipse - a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through itellipse - a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it; "the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"
conic, conic section - (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
circle - ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point; "he calculated the circumference of the circle"
Translations
قَطْع ناقِص، إهْليلَجي
elipsa
ellipse
elipso
ellipszis
sporbaugur
elipsėeliptinis
elipse
ellips

ellipse

[ɪˈlɪps] Nelipse f

ellipse

[ɪˈlɪps] n (= oval shape) → ellipse f

ellipse

nEllipse f

ellipse

[ɪˈlɪps] nellisse f

ellipse

(iˈlips) noun
a geometrical figure that is a regular oval.
elˈliptical adjective
References in classic literature ?
"An ellipse. Instead of losing itself in interplanetary space, it is probable that the projectile will describe an elliptical orbit around the moon."
-- The moon does not describe a circle round the earth, but rather an ellipse , of which our earth occupies one of the foci ; the consequence, therefore, is, that at certain times it approaches nearer to, and at others it recedes farther from, the earth; in astronomical language, it is at one time in
The race course was a large three-mile ring of the form of an ellipse in front of the pavilion.
At first, no result at all crowned my efforts, though I 'divided my swift mind,' now hither, now thither, in a way that I felt sure would have made AEneas green with envy: but the dimly-seen oval remained as provokingly blank as ever--a mere Ellipse, as if in some mathematical diagram, without even the Foci that might be made to do duty as a nose and a mouth.
Well, by means of these lines, which are in accordance with the double motion of the earth, and the ellipse it describes round the sun, I am enabled to ascertain the precise hour with more minuteness than if I possessed a watch; for that might be broken or deranged in its movements, while the sun and earth never vary in their appointed paths."
If they would, for example, praise the beauty of a woman, or any other animal, they describe it by rhombs, circles, parallelograms, ellipses, and other geometrical terms, or by words of art drawn from music, needless here to repeat.
(https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/29/man-sets-himself-on-fire-near-white-house.html) This unidentified man , who is now in hospital being treated for his injuries, torched himself in front of sightseers at the Ellipse, the 52-acre park area that lies south of the White House and north of the National Mall, in the heart of Washington.
These tests involved identifying whether ellipse shapes appearing on a screen were tilted clockwise or counterclockwise from vertical.
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