1. [ adjective ] rounded like an egg
Synonyms: oval elliptical ovate oviform ovoid prolate egg-shaped
Related terms: rounded
2. [ adjective ] (botany) of a leaf shape; in the form of an ellipse
Related terms: rounded simple
3. [ adjective ] containing or characterized by ellipsis
Synonyms: elliptical

"the clause of comparison is often elliptical"- G.O.Curme

Related terms: ellipsis ellipsis
4. [ adjective ] characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
Synonyms: elliptical

"the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints" "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor

Related terms: concise
Similar spelling:   elliptical