adjective Also el·lip·tic.
- elliptic function,
- elliptic geometry,
- elliptic integral,
- elliptic paraboloid,
- elliptic spring,
- elliptical amputation,
- elliptical galaxy,
- elliptical light,
- elliptical polarization,
- elliptical trainer
Origin of elliptical
Examples from the Web for elliptical
“I would go with yoga, light weight training or some elliptical,” he says.
My wife, at least, enjoys watching me flail about on our elliptical.23andMe and Me: Why Policymakers Should Set the Genetic Testing Company Free|Charles C. Johnson|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The same goes for the elliptical machine hunger strike, which also comes off as tonally deficient, to say the least.
The detainees then stage a five-day hunger strike, demanding an elliptical machine for the prison yard (which is granted).
Perhaps using a variety of workouts—maybe one day of elliptical, another day riding a bike, and then a run?The Behavioral Economics of Your New Year’s Resolutions|Uri Gneezy|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fruit is about one inch long and smooth, elliptical, and orange-red.The Fantastic Clan|John James Thornber
The door entrance in the south front has framing sidelights and an elliptical fanlight with wood tracery.Huntley|Tony P. Wrenn
Gardeners were clipping the trees to a point or into an elliptical shape.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5|Theophile Gautier
The use of inversions, and of unlicensed, elliptical modes of speech, was a cardinal blemish in Pope's poetry.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
But the orbits are elliptical, and the Sun holds a position in one of the foci of each ellipse.Astrology|Sepharial
- very condensed or concise, often so as to be obscure or ambiguous
- circumlocutory or long-winded