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English definition of “elliptical”


adjective (LANGUAGE)    /ɪˈlɪp.tɪ.kəl/ formal
Elliptical language has parts missing , so that it is sometimes difficult to understand : His message was written in a deliberately elliptical style .Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much elliptically     /-i/ adverb formal
(Definition of elliptical adjective (LANGUAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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