Definition of ellipsis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ellipsis

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɪˈlɪpsəs//
     
    (pl. ellipses
    NAmE//ɪˈlɪpsiz//
     
    )
    [countable, uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(grammar) the act of leaving out a word or words from a sentence deliberately, when the meaning can be understood without them
  2. 2three dots (…) used to show that a word or words have been left out
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ellipsis