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ELLIPTICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elliptical mean? 

ELLIPTICAL (adjective)
  The adjective ELLIPTICAL has 2 senses:

1. rounded like an egg
2. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements

  Familiarity information: ELLIPTICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELLIPTICAL (adjective)


Sense 1elliptical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rounded like an egg

Synonyms:

ovoid; oviform; oval-shaped; oval; elliptical; egg-shaped; ovate; elliptic; prolate

Similar:

rounded (curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged)


Sense 2elliptical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements

Synonyms:

elliptical; elliptic

Context examples:

the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints / the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity

Similar:

concise (expressing much in few words)


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