Definition of Elliptic

1. Adjective. (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse.

Similar to: Simple, Unsubdivided
Derivative terms: Ellipticity

2. Adjective. Rounded like an egg.
Exact synonyms: Egg-shaped, Elliptical, Oval, Oval-shaped, Ovate, Oviform, Ovoid, Prolate
Similar to: Rounded
Derivative terms: Ellipse, Ellipticity, Ellipse, Oval, Ovoid

3. Adjective. Characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements. "The explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"
Exact synonyms: Elliptical
Similar to: Concise

Definition of Elliptic

1. a. Of or pertaining to an ellipse; having the form of an ellipse; oblong, with rounded ends.

Definition of Elliptic

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of elliptical) ¹

2. Adjective. (geometry) Related to an ellipse or its mathematical definition. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Elliptic

1. having the shape of an ellipse [adj]

Medical Definition of Elliptic

1. Oval in outline, widest at the centre. (09 Oct 1997)

Elliptic Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Elliptic Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Elliptic

ellipsoid of revolution
ellipsoidal joint
elliptic (current term)
elliptic curve
elliptic function
elliptic functions
elliptic geometry
elliptic leaf
elliptical amputation
elliptical anastomosis
elliptical galaxies
elliptical galaxy
elliptical recess

Literary usage of Elliptic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Projective Geometry by Oswald Veblen, John Wesley Young (1918)
"Doable elliptic geometry. The geometry corresponding to the group of protective collineations transforming a sphere S* in a Euclidean three•space into ..."

2. A Course in Mathematical Analysis by Edouard Goursat, Earle Raymond Hedrick (1916)
"Applying it, we find We see that the integral of an elliptic function is ... In order that it be elliptic, it will suffice that it is not changed by the ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox (1867)
"The advantages to bn gained by the introduction of elliptic functions into ... elliptic Integral«. It is well known that every integral of an algebraic ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1874)
"I then generalize Professor Gordan's theorem, and from this generalization prove that hyper-elliptic integrals with 2m - 3 moduli may be reduced to similar ..."

5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... deals with the periods associated with an algebraic integral, establishing that for an elliptic integral the number of these is two; (§ 10), ..."

6. Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900: Subject Indexby Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod by Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod (1908)
"Abel, NH As. Nr. 6 (1828) 365-. quadratic, of elliptic function. ... Trigonometric and elliptic functions, expansion in partial fractions and infinite ..."

7. A Treatise on Universal Algebra: With Applications by Alfred North Whitehead (1898)
"No special explanation is required for the antipodal form of elliptic geometry, since Xi + #2 is to bisect the distance between xl and x3, and x1 — or, ..."

8. The Theory of Light by Thomas Preston (1890)
"elliptic Polarisation.—The rectangular components of an elliptic ... It therefore remains to distinguish between elliptic and partial polarisation. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Elliptic

Search for Elliptic on!Search for Elliptic on!Search for Elliptic on Google!Search for Elliptic on Wikipedia!