adjective Also el·lip·tic.
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They don’t live inside your elliptical at home, and if you’re walking down the street alone, they won’t just infest your airways.
For extra credit, you looked at Al-Battani Island, which was elliptical rather than rectangular.
The first is that the elliptical shape is abandoned early on in visual processing, replaced with belief that the manhole cover is circular, along with its orientation, color, and so on.
The other extreme view is that your mind holds on to the elliptical shape, and you simultaneously sense the ellipse while perceiving the circle.
The subjects were shown two at once, and were asked to choose, as quickly as possible, which one was actually the elliptical one.
“I would go with yoga, light weight training or some elliptical,” he says.
The real heavyweights, though, are two giant elliptical galaxies known as NGC 4874 and NGC 4889.
Some of the mutterings of Rust Cohle come from the perfectly elliptical and safely imprecise musings of Thomas Ligotti.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.‘Camp X-Ray,’ A Kristen Stewart-Starring Guantanamo Bay Film, Premieres at Sundance|Marlow Stern|January 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an orbit made elliptical by the planetary attraction the sun necessarily occupies one of the foci of the ellipse.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Ere liueEre I should live is required in full by strict grammar, but Fields verse is frequently elliptical.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
Exclamation is an expression of strong emotion in abrupt, inverted, or elliptical phrases.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The entrance was a rather large elliptical arch; a man could enter by stooping.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
The door was usually a piece of skin stretched over an elliptical frame.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised)|Melvin Randolph Gilmore
British Dictionary definitions for elliptical
- very condensed or concise, often so as to be obscure or ambiguous
- circumlocutory or long-winded