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elliptically

[ih-lip-tik-lee] /ɪˈlɪp tɪk li/
adverb
1.
in the form of an ellipse.
2.
in an elliptical manner; by an ellipse.
3.
with great economy of words or expression; concisely:
to speak elliptically.
4.
without sufficient transition or a logical connection between thoughts, ideas, or expressions; ambiguously or cryptically:
to jump elliptically from generalities to specifics.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; elliptical + -ly
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Examples for elliptically
  • The metal rail consists of a short section of an elliptically shaped steel tube welded atop a post fabricated from steel plate.
  • Rather it must be inferred elliptically from other investigations of students who disengage, dropout, or are alienated.

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