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 (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.]

el·lip′ti·cal·ly adv.
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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"
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(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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No one knew exactly what inspired her elliptic comments, and her relations had long since given up trying to interpret them.
Would it be thought sufficient to say that because planets revolve in elliptic courses round the sun, satellites follow the same course round the planets, for the sake of symmetry, and to complete the scheme of nature?
To the south of the broken tuff-crater, in which the Beagle was anchored, there was another beautifully symmetrical one of an elliptic form; its longer axis was a little less than a mile, and its depth about
UK-based Elliptic has announced that it has raised USD23m in a Series B round.
Elliptic Labs, the market for AI Virtual Smart Sensors, has announced that a major Asian smartphone manufacturer has signed a licensing agreement for Elliptic Labs' products, representing their next set of design wins this year with that customer, the company said.
The topics include a constructive approach to higher homotopy operations, the right adjoint to the equivalent operadic forgetful functor on incomplete Tambara functions, the centralizer resolution of the K(2)-local sphere at the prime 2, the quantization of the modular function and equivariant elliptic cohomology, complex orientations for THH of some perfectoid fields, and the Mahowald square and Adams differentials.,The proceedings of a July 2017 conference on homotopy theory held in Urbana, Illinois contains 11 selected papers.
In [3], Shioda introduced the elliptic modular surface [pi] : [S.sub.[GAMMA]] [right arrow] [X.sub.[GAMMA]] over the (compactified) modular curve [X.sub.[GAMMA]] associated to [GAMMA], and proved, among other things, that the space of cusp forms of weight 3 with respect to [GAMMA] is canonically isomorphic to that of holomorphic 2-forms on the surface [S.sub.[GAMMA]] ([3] Theorem 6.1).
The bilinear pairing requires super-singular elliptic curve groups that have a spacious range of elements.
For example, priori error estimates for finite element discretization of optimal control problems governed by elliptic equations are discussed in many publications.
More specifically, the second harmonic coefficient, traditionally known as the elliptic flow parameter ([v.sub.2]), is of special interest [5].
Before presenting our main theorem, we introduce the second-order elliptic operator L as follows: For [xi] = ([[xi].sub.1], ..., [[xi].sub.n]) [member of] [C.sup.n], denote its complex conjugate ([[bar.[xi]].sub.1], ..., [[bar.[xi]].sub.n]) by [bar.[xi]].