Meaning of elliptically


Pronunciation: (i-lip'tik-lē), [key]
— adv.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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