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elliptical

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adjective el·lip·ti·cal \i-ˈlip-ti-kəl, e-\

Definition of elliptical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or shaped like an ellipse

  2. 2a :  of, relating to, or marked by ellipsis or an ellipsisb (1) :  of, relating to, or marked by extreme economy of speech or writing (2) :  of or relating to deliberate obscurity (as of literary or conversational style)

elliptically

play \i-ˈlip-ti-k(ə-)lē, e-\ adverb

Variants of elliptical

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elliptic

play \i-ˈlip-tik, e-\

Origin and Etymology of elliptical

Greek elleiptikos defective, marked by ellipsis, from elleipein


First Known Use: 1656


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elliptical

noun el·lip·ti·cal

Definition of elliptical

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ellipticals

  1. 1 :  elliptical galaxy <In Hubble's scheme, galaxies are divided into ellipticals and spirals. — Roberto G. Abraham et al.>

  2. 2 :  elliptical trainer <Ellipticals move in a smooth, oval motion, like riding a bike standing up, and offer great features like your beloved treadmill. — Monique Savin>

1936

First Known Use of elliptical

1936


ELLIPTICAL Defined for Kids

elliptical

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adjective el·lip·ti·cal \i-ˈlip-ti-kəl\

Definition of elliptical for Students

  1. :  having the shape of an ellipse <an elliptical orbit>

Variants of elliptical

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elliptic

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