[ ih-lip-tik-lee ]
/ ɪˈlɪp tɪk li /
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.
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"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
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Words nearby elliptically
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Example sentences from the Web for elliptically
President Obama has elliptically promised that a U.S.-led coalition will prevent Iran from obtaining the bomb.
Aristotle used Enthymeme in the wider sense of an elliptically expressed argument.Logic, Inductive and Deductive|William Minto