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adjective as in oval

adjective as in ovate

adjective as in oviform

adjective as in ovoid

adjective as in ovoidal

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Example Sentences

The female has two breasts, rather elliptic than round, placed near the arm-pits.

Immersed in a subject with which they were all familiar, they were allusive, elliptic, and persistently technical.

It is elliptic; revisere being understood, or some similar word.

Planet, plan′et, n. one of the bodies in the solar system which revolve in elliptic orbits round the sun.

Like the functions sine and cosine, the elliptic functions have addition theorems, e.g.


On this page you'll find 98 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to elliptic, such as: asymmetrical, craggy, elliptical, jagged, lumpy, and unbalanced.

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