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el·lip·tic(ĭ-lĭp′tĭk) or el·lip·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
1. Of, relating to, or having the shape of an ellipse.
2. Containing or characterized by ellipsis.
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.]
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|Adj.||1.||elliptic - (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse|
|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"
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