1. a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
- the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant
Similar word(s): oval
1. (grammar) To remove from a phrase a word which is grammatically needed, but which is clearly understood without having to be stated.
- In B's response to A's question:- (A: Would you like to go out?, B: I'd love to), the words that are ellipsed are go out.