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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See ellipsis

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences [syn:
      [also: ellipses (pl)]