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1. elliptic

adjective. rounded like an egg.

Synonyms

  • ovoid
  • oval-shaped
  • egg-shaped
  • prolate
  • ovate
  • oviform
  • oval
  • elliptical

Antonyms

  • uncoiled
  • square
  • thin
  • voluble

Etymology

  • ἐλλειπτικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἐλλείπω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. elliptic

adjective. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements.

Synonyms

  • elliptical

Antonyms

  • prolate
  • oblate

Etymology

  • ἐλλειπτικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἐλλείπω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. elliptic

adjective. (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse.

Synonyms

  • simple

Antonyms

  • rough
  • complex

Etymology

  • ἐλλειπτικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἐλλείπω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word elliptic


1. Adjective
Leaves are dark green, elliptic or oval in shape and 4 to 8 inches in length.

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