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Meaning of ELLIPSIS

Pronunciation:  i'lipsis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences

ELLIPSIS is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: eclipsis
 See Also: deletion, omission



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\El*lip"sis\, n.; pl. {Ellipses}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a
leaving, defect, fr. ? to leave in fall short; ? in + ? to
leave. See {In}, and {Loan}, and cf. {Ellipse}.]
1. (Gram.) Omission; a figure of syntax, by which one or more
   words, which are obviously understood, are omitted; as,
   the virtues I admire, for, the virtues which I admire.

2. (Geom.) An ellipse. [Obs.]

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