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Definition of Ellipse


  1. 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. See Conic section, under Conic, and cf. Focus.
  2. Omission. See Ellipsis.
  3. The elliptical orbit of a planet.

Ellipse Translations

ellipse in French is ellipse
ellipse in German is Ellipse
ellipse in Hungarian is ellipszis
ellipse in Italian is ellisse
ellipse in Spanish is elipse
ellipse in Swedish is ellips