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semiellipse

[sem-ee-i-lips, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i ɪˈlɪps, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
noun, Geometry.
1.
a half ellipse, usually one containing both ends of the major axis.
Origin of semiellipse
1725-1735
1725-35; semi- + ellipse
Related forms
semielliptic
[sem-ee-i-lip-tik, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i ɪˈlɪp tɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ (Show IPA),
semielliptical, adjective
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  • The carriage when traveling is supported on semielliptical springs, as is also the carriage limber.

British Dictionary definitions for semielliptical

semielliptical

/ˌsɛmɪɪˈlɪptɪkəl/
adjective
1.
shaped like one half of an ellipse, esp one divided along the major axis
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