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Origin of ellipse
Example sentences from the Web for ellipse
You were perfect until the very end of that last sentence, when you unaccountably used ellipses instead of a period!
In Figures 76 and 77 are a series of ellipses marked with pins and a piece of twine, as already described.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught|Joshua Rose
Ellipses match the original except in poetry quotations where a short line represents an ellipses.The Astronomy of the Bible|E. Walter Maunder
There is a tendency to confine the asterisk to such cases, and to use the full stop for shorter ellipses."Stops"|Paul Allardyce
British Dictionary definitions for ellipse
Word Origin for ellipse
Scientific definitions for ellipse
Cultural definitions for ellipse
In geometry, a curve traced out by a point that is required to move so that the sum of its distances from two fixed points (called foci) remains constant. If the foci are identical with each other, the ellipse is a circle; if the two foci are distinct from each other, the ellipse looks like a squashed or elongated circle.