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See definition of ellipses on Dictionary.com
  • as inorbit
  • as incurve
  • as infigure of speech

synonyms for ellipses

  • path
  • pattern
  • rotation
  • trajectory
  • apogee
  • circle
  • course
  • curve
  • cycle
  • ellipse
  • lap
  • locus
  • perigee
  • round
  • track
  • circumgyration
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How to use ellipses in a sentence

In Figures 76 and 77 are a series of ellipses marked with pins and a piece of twine, as already described.
MECHANICAL DRAWING SELF-TAUGHTJOSHUA ROSE
Ellipses match the original except in poetry quotations where a short line represents an ellipses.
THE ASTRONOMY OF THE BIBLEE. WALTER MAUNDER
There is a tendency to confine the asterisk to such cases, and to use the full stop for shorter ellipses.
"STOPS"PAUL ALLARDYCE
Dave Cowan ceased to draw angled designs on his pad; he now drew circles, ovals, ellipses, things fluent with curves.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
Long stretches of periods have been normalized to regular ellipses.
THE KATIPUNANJ. BRECKNOCK WATSON (AKA FRANCIS ST. CLAIR)
Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation and ellipses in the original have been preserved.
ONE MAN'S INITIATION--1917JOHN DOS PASSOS
That the planetary orbits are not circular, but elliptical, the sun occupying one focus of the ellipses.
A HISTORY OF SCIENCE, VOLUME 2(OF 5)HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS
As described in the end notes, ellipses occasionally are used typographically to elide names.
BIOGRAPHIA EPISTOLARIS VOLUME 2SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
All young parts of stems are continually moving in circles or ellipses.
OUTLINES OF LESSONS IN BOTANY, PART I; FROM SEED TO LEAFJANE H. NEWELL
His first law states that the planets describe ellipses with the sun at a focus of each ellipse.
HISTORY OF ASTRONOMYGEORGE FORBES
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