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elliptic (adj.)

1726, from Greek elleiptikos "pertaining to an ellipse," from elleipein "to fall short, leave out" (see ellipsis). Mostly in technical use; the common word is elliptical.

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Definitions of elliptic from WordNet

elliptic (adj.)
(of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse;
elliptic (adj.)
rounded like an egg;
Synonyms: egg-shaped / elliptical / oval / oval-shaped / ovate / oviform / ovoid / prolate
elliptic (adj.)
characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor;
the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints
Synonyms: elliptical
From wordnet.princeton.edu