Definition of "elliptical" []

  • Relating to or having the shape of an ellipse (adjective)
  • Relating to or resulting from ellipsis (adjective)
  • Very condensed or concise, often so as to be obscure or ambiguous (adjective)
  • Circumlocutory or long-winded (adjective)
  • In a shape reminding of an ellipse; oval. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Of, or showing ellipsis; having a word or words omitted. (adjective)
  • Concise, condensed. (adjective)
  • Alternative form of elliptic. (adjective)
  • Being flat and in the shape of a twice-symmetrical ellipse; oval. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "elliptical" in a sentence
  • "What resulted was system of planets orbiting in elliptical, not circular, orbits described by three laws."
  • "The signals come from 2 satellites that are picked up by one smaller 33.5 by 26.5 in elliptical dish."
  • "There are other kinds of constructions in which the choice of “me” and “I” in short elliptical phrases may depend onwhether a subject or an object is implied."