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Definitions and Synonyms of elliptic | Another word for elliptic | What is elliptic?

Definition 1: characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elliptic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints
  • the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity

Synonyms for elliptic in the sense of this definition

(elliptic is similar to ...) expressing much in few words

"a concise explanation"

Definition 2: rounded like an egg - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for elliptic in the sense of this definition

(elliptic is similar to ...) curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged

"low rounded hills" "rounded shoulders"

Definition 3: (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(elliptic is similar to ...) (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

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