adjective Also el·lip·tic.
Examples from the Web for elliptic
The fourth glume is nearly half or a little more than half of the third glume, narrower, paleate; palea is elliptic.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
In the solution the value of an elliptic function is found by means of the arithmetico-geometrical mean.
His speech is elliptic till you see his finger pointing at them.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of the Twelve Prophets, Vol. I|George Adam Smith
The arch of the entrance doorway in the south wall is elliptic in form.Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys|Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
The leaves are elliptic, acuminate, and marked with three longitudinal nerves.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
British Dictionary definitions for elliptic
- very condensed or concise, often so as to be obscure or ambiguous
- circumlocutory or long-winded