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Dictionary entry overview: What does ellipse mean?
• ELLIPSE (noun)
The noun ELLIPSE has 1 sense:
1. a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
Familiarity information: ELLIPSE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant
Hypernyms ("ellipse" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ellipse"):
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)
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