Definition of ellipsis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

ellipsis

noun
ɪˈlɪpsɪs
 
; ɪˈlɪpsɪs
 
plural ellipses
ɪˈlɪpsiːz
 
; ɪˈlɪpsiːz
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
1 (grammar) the act of leaving out a word or words from a sentence deliberately, when the meaning can be understood without them2 three dots (…) used to show that a word or words have been left out
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