Recent Examples of ellipse from the Web
Though there are a lot of caveats in the above ellipses, the overall point the FTC has made is that the government recognizes that the new wave of smart speakers and similar technologies use voice as a replacement for typing.
That’s because the moon’s orbit around the Earth is an ellipse, not a circle.
Things about angles, ellipses, gravity, probability, magnetics, pop culture, history.
Three large pieces from the nineties, in which separate panels of different colors are held together with black pencil ellipses, achieve a similarly serene imbalance.
That's because the moon's orbit is not a perfect circle, but rather is an ellipse — which means the moon's distance from Earth ranges from a low of about 220,000 miles (354,000 km) to a high of about 250,000 miles (402,000 km).
In the absence of psychological development or real suspense, chapters end with portentous rhetorical ellipses.
The floor of the upper ellipse also curves up and down, giving the hall an unfixed, fluctuating profile.
Official transcripts replace expletives with ellipses after the first letter of the word, as most local newspapers also do.
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The property of an ellipse
A closed curve consisting of points whose distances from each of two fixed points (foci) all add up to the same value is an ellipse. The midpoint between the foci is the center. One property of an ellipse is that the reflection off its boundary of a line from one focus will pass through the other. As a result, in an elliptical room, a person whispering at one focus is easily heard by someone at the other. An oval may or may not fit the definition of an ellipse.
Origin and Etymology of ellipse
First Known Use: circa 1753See Words from the same year
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