how to pronounce ellipse


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ellipse is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ellipse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… foci of the ellipse not its center the …”

meanings of ellipse


  1. A closed curve, the locus of a point such that the sum of the distances from that point to two other fixed points (called the foci of the ellipse) is constant; equivalently, the conic section that is the intersection of a cone with a plane that does not intersect the base of the cone.


  1. To remove from a phrase a word which is grammatically needed, but which is clearly understood without having to be stated.

ellipse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ellipse occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ellipse can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ellipse can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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