Definition of elliptical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    elliptical

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪˈlɪptɪkl//
     
     
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  1. 1(grammar) with a word or words left out of a sentence deliberately an elliptical remark (= one that suggests more than is actually said)
  2. 2 (elliptic
    NAmE//ɪˈlɪptɪk//
     
    )
    (geometry) connected with or in the form of an ellipse
elliptically
 
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NAmE//ɪˈlɪptɪkli//
 
adverb to speak/write elliptically
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: elliptical