El·lip·sis n.; pl. Ellipses
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.]
n : omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences [syn:
[also: ellipses (pl)]