Definition of ellipsis
ellipsesplay \i-ˈlip-ˌsēz, e-\
1a : the omission of one or more words that are obviously understood but that must be supplied to make a construction grammatically completeb : a sudden leap from one topic to another
2 : marks or a mark (such as … ) indicating an omission (as of words) or a pause
Examples of ellipsis in a Sentence
“Begin when ready” for “Begin when you are ready” is an example of ellipsis.
ELLIPSIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ellipsis for English Language Learners
: the act of leaving out one or more words that are not necessary for a phrase to be understood
: a sign (such as …) used in printed text to show that words have been left out
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