Associations to the word «Elliptical»


ELLIPTICAL, adjective. In a shape reminding of an ellipse; oval.
ELLIPTICAL, adjective. Of, or showing ellipsis; having a word or words omitted.
ELLIPTICAL, adjective. (of speech) Concise, condensed.
ELLIPTICAL, adjective. (mathematics) (rare) Alternative form of elliptic
ELLIPTICAL, adjective. Being flat and in the shape of a twice-symmetrical ellipse; oval.
ELLIPTICAL, noun. (astronomy) An elliptical galaxy
ELLIPTICAL, noun. An elliptical trainer
ELLIPTICAL GALAXIES, noun. Plural of elliptical galaxy
ELLIPTICAL GALAXY, noun. A galaxy having a smooth, featureless light-profile. It is one of the three main classes of galaxies originally described by Edwin Hubble in his 1936 work “The Realm of the Nebulae”.

Dictionary definition

ELLIPTICAL, adjective. Rounded like an egg.
ELLIPTICAL, adjective. Characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor.

Wise words

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