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elliptical

adjective uk   /ɪˈlɪp.tɪ.kəl/ us  

elliptical adjective (SHAPE)

( also elliptic ) having an oval shape

elliptical adjective (LANGUAGE)

formal Elliptical language has parts missing, so that it is sometimes difficult to understand: His message was written in a deliberately elliptical style.
elliptically
adverb uk   /-i/ formal us  
Translations of “elliptical”
in Chinese (Traditional) 形體, 橢圓(形)的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 形体, 椭圆(形)的…
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