Ellipse vs Semielliptical - What's the difference?

ellipse | semielliptical |

As a noun ellipse

is ellipse.

As an adjective semielliptical is

(architecture) having the form of half an ellipse (divided along the major axis).

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(en noun)
  • (geometry) 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.
  • Synonyms

    * oval (in non-technical use )


  • (grammar) To remove from a phrase a word which is grammatically needed, but which is clearly understood without having to be stated.
  • In B's response to A's question:- (A: Would you like to go out?, B: I'd love to), the words that are ellipsed are go out.

    See also

    * circle * conic section * hyperbola * parabola ----




  • (architecture) Having the form of half an ellipse (divided along the major axis)
  • See also

    * semi-elliptic (in maths)