elliptical elliptical  /ɪ ˈlɪp tɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) rounded like an egg
  2. (adj) characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements


  • Planets do not go round in a circular path for their paths are elliptical.


  1. Many New Potential Black Hole Candidates Found in Galactic Neighbor

    Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of the Local Group of galaxies, which contains multiple galaxies with ours being the second biggest. The queen of the Local Group is the Andromeda galaxy, which shares many characteristics with us and in the future will likely collide with us, creating a massive elliptical galaxy. Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory researchers have identified 26 potential ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Overclockers Club

  2. In ‘Aliyah,’ a Trip From France to Israel Is Dangerous

    Cédric Kahn, left, and Pio Marmaï portray brothers in Paris. The anxiety that infuses the elliptical family drama “Aliyah” is underscored by Schoenberg’s feverish, brooding “Verklärte Nacht.”
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "I was on the elliptical (exercise machine) and I was going. I thought, 'Man, I'm really going now, shaking this place down.' So I didn't even notice it," Phillips said. "I thought I was really working out."
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Wade Phillips Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Most of the planets are not in circular orbits around the host star but in elongated ones called elliptical orbits," Prof Marcy said.
    on May 28, 2007 By: Geoffrey Marcy Source: The Australian

  3. "That's the reality of the situation. I'm improving. I'm happy with the progress. I'm working out hard on the exercise bike and the elliptical machine, but I'm just not there yet. The last thing I want is to get back on the field and be out again a...
    on Aug 1, 2005 By: Barry Bonds Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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