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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]
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:
 Noun 1 ellipse - 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"ovalconic, conic section - (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular conecircle - 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

[ɪˈlɪps] N

## ellipse

[ɪˈlɪps] n (= oval shape) →

nEllipse f

[ɪˈlɪps] n

## ellipse

(iˈlips) noun
a geometrical figure that is a regular oval.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Therefore, the ellipses is better than the circles to modelling and simulating the pedestrian dynamics, it is closer to the reality.
Super-ellipses are also known as Lame's curves, and have been developed by Gabriel Lame as a generalization of the ellipse.
Anne Toners wide-ranging Elipsis in English Literature offers a fascinating account of the dashes, asterisks, and ellipses found in drama and prose fiction between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries.
The takeover will provide NuVasive availability to Ellipses magnetically adjustable implant systems, that are regarded as state-of-the-art technology in the \$9 billion international spine market, and fits with the NuVasives market share-taking policy, as per the firm officials.
The evaluation of the students' translations from Urdu into English reveals that the students made errors translating the sentences which had ellipses in the given extract.
The overall deformation axes obtained at several localities by systematic determination of strain ellipses on 29 digital photomicrographs from 12 oriented samples using the Fry and Rf/Phi methods are quite similar to the structures that accommodated NW-SE directed horizontal bulk shortening in the Block.
For both types of thresholds for heptane, the ellipse fit is more successful than the circle fit because it is more adaptive to the droplet's shape: the average eccentricity of the ellipses is about 0.
This paper treats with bicentrical polygons for two ellipses [6].
Installation difficulties pushed the cost of Ellipses Eclipses from pounds 121,000 to pounds 163,000 but the difference was met from a One NorthEast contingency fund.

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