- in the form of an ellipse.
- in an elliptical manner; by an ellipse.
- with great economy of words or expression; concisely: to speak elliptically.
- without sufficient transition or a logical connection between thoughts, ideas, or expressions; ambiguously or cryptically: to jump elliptically from generalities to specifics.
Origin of elliptically
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for elliptically
President Obama has elliptically promised that a U.S.-led coalition will prevent Iran from obtaining the bomb.How to Stop the Threat From Iran: Ban the Bomb
January 5, 2013
Aristotle used Enthymeme in the wider sense of an elliptically expressed argument.Logic, Inductive and Deductive