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Word: ellipsis

Definition: omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses


Sentences Containing 'ellipsis'

An oval is never mistaken for a circle, nor an hyperbola for an ellipsis.

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