|1.||[ adjective ] rounded like an egg|
|Synonyms:||elliptic elliptical ovate oviform ovoid prolate egg-shaped|
|2.||[ noun ] (mathematics,geometry) a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it|
"the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"
|Related terms:||conic_section circle|