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Definitions of Elliptic

Pronunciation : El*lip"tic, El*lip"tic*al
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [Gr. elliptique. See Ellipsis.]
Definition : 1. Of or pertaining to an ellipse; having the form of an ellipse; oblong, with rounded ends. The planets move in elliptic orbits. Cheyne.

2. Having a part omitted; as, an elliptical phrase. Elliptic chuck. See under Chuck. -- Elliptic compasses, an instrument arranged for drawing ellipses. -- Elliptic function. (Math.) See Function. -- Elliptic integral. (Math.) See Integral. -- Elliptic polarization. See under Polarization.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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