Ellipsis

Definition of Ellipsis

El`lip´sis   Pronunciation: ĕl`lĭp´sĭs
n.1.(Gram.) Omission; a figure of syntax, by which one or more words, which are obviously understood, are omitted; as, the virtues I admire, for, the virtues which I admire.
2.(Geom.) An ellipse.
3.(Printing) a printing symbol, usually three periods in a row (. . .), indicating the omission of some part of a text; - used commonly in quotations, so as to suppress words not essential to the meaning. A long dash (--) and three asterisks (* * *) are sometimes used with the same meaning.

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abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, apocope, aposiopesis, clipping, compression, condensation, conspectus, contraction, crasis, curtailment, cutting, elision, epitome, foreshortening, precis, pruning, recap, recapitulation, reduction, retrenchment, shortening, summary, summation, syncope, syneresis, synopsis, telescoping, truncation
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