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definition of the word ellipsis

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From Ancient Greek ἔλλειψις (elleipsis), omission).

Singular
ellipsis

Plural
ellipses

ellipsis (plural ellipses)

  1. (typography) a mark consisting of three periods, historically with spaces in between, before, and after them ( . . . ), used in printing to indicate an omission.
  2. (grammar) the omission of a grammatically required word or phrase that can be implied. For example, He is faster than she. (Here, a trailing "is fast" is omitted, grammatically required, and implied.)


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