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Genius is synthetic, elliptic, sudden, but always clear and sure.

According to Pausanias, it was made of cedar-wood, and elliptic in shape.

This elliptic orbit is mainly determined by the attraction of the sun.

From what does the elliptic motion in the solar system arise?

These are the ends of elliptic cylinders in connection with the vaulting.

Probably the best conveyance is a wagon with elliptic springs.

In 1792 he presented to the Academy a memoir on elliptic transcendents.

These petals are elliptic in shape, concave, and always widely opened.

He ought to dance well, for he is put up on elliptic springs.

And he did it, with elliptic orbits having the sun in a focus of each.

WORD ORIGIN

1726, from Greek elleiptikos "pertaining to an ellipse," from elleipein (see ellipsis).

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