Thesaurus / elliptical
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If we discard the elliptical eye-image, though, that should keep your decision from slowing down.
The first is that the elliptical shape is abandoned early on in visual processing, replaced with belief that the manhole cover is circular, along with its orientation, color, and so on.
The subjects were shown two at once, and were asked to choose, as quickly as possible, which one was actually the elliptical one.
The other extreme view is that your mind holds on to the elliptical shape, and you simultaneously sense the ellipse while perceiving the circle.
The fruit is about one inch long and smooth, elliptical, and orange-red.
THE FANTASTIC CLANJOHN JAMES THORNBER
The door entrance in the south front has framing sidelights and an elliptical fanlight with wood tracery.
HUNTLEYTONY P. WRENN
Gardeners were clipping the trees to a point or into an elliptical shape.
THE WORKS OF THEOPHILE GAUTIER, VOLUME 5THEOPHILE GAUTIER
The use of inversions, and of unlicensed, elliptical modes of speech, was a cardinal blemish in Pope's poetry.
THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE, VOLUME 2 (OF 10)ALEXANDER POPE
WORDS RELATED TO ELLIPTICAL
- boiled down
- cut to the bone
- in a nutshell
- short and sweet
- to the point
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