ellipsenoun [ C ]uk /iˈlɪps/ us /iˈlɪps/
Examples from literature
- I may now frame the idea of a mathematical circle, in which all diameters are precisely equal, in express contrast to the series of ellipses, with very unequal diameters, which the floundering hoop has illustrated in its career.
- The center of an ellipse is within the curve.
- The course was in the shape of an ellipse, with rather sharp turns at either end, where the contestants, if they did not want a spill, or a bad skid, must slacken their pace.
- The ellipse and the parabola have no asymptotes.
- Their ellipses elongate and flatten again to the semblance of circles.