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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ellipsis  \El*lip"sis\,  n.;  pl  {Ellipses}.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?  a 
  leaving  defect,  fr  ?  to  leave  in  fall  short;  ?  in  +  ?  to 
  leave  See  {In},  and  {Loan},  and  cf  {Ellipse}.] 
  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.  [Obs.] 




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