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ellipse

1. A shape like a stretched circle with slightly longer, flatter sides.

2. An oval or oblong figure, bounded by a regular curve, which corresponds to an oblique projection of a circle, or an oblique section of a cone through its opposite sides. The greatest diameter of the ellipse is the major axis, and the least diameter is the minor axis.

3. The elliptical orbit of a planet.

4. Omission, see

5. Etymology: from French

2. An oval or oblong figure, bounded by a regular curve, which corresponds to an oblique projection of a circle, or an oblique section of a cone through its opposite sides. The greatest diameter of the ellipse is the major axis, and the least diameter is the minor axis.

3. The elliptical orbit of a planet.

4. Omission, see

*ellipsis*.5. Etymology: from French

*ellipse*, which came from Latin*ellipsis*, "ellipse"; also, "a falling short, deficit", from Greek*elleipsis*.
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