(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: shape, conic


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.