[ih-lip-ti-kuh l] /ɪˈlɪp tɪ kəl/
adjective, Also, elliptic
pertaining to or having the form of an .
pertaining to or marked by grammatical ellipsis.
(of speech or writing) expressed with extreme or excessive economy; relieved of irrelevant matter:
to converse in elliptical sentences.
(of a style of speaking or writing) tending to be ambiguous, cryptic, or obscure:
an elliptical prose that is difficult to translate.
relating to or having the shape of an ellipse
relating to or resulting from ellipsis
(of speech, literary style, etc)
1650s, “elliptic in shape;” see elliptic + -al (1). Grammatical sense of “missing essential words or phrases” is recorded from 1778 (see ellipsis). Related: Elliptically.
[ih-man-suh-pey-shuh n] /ɪˌmæn səˈpeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state or fact of being . /ɪˌmænsɪˈpeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation 2. (informal) freedom from inhibition and convention n. 1630s, “a setting free,” from French émancipation, from Latin emancipationem (nominative emancipatio), noun of action […]
[ih-mur-juh n-see] /ɪˈmɜr dʒən si/ noun, plural emergencies. 1. a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action. 2. a state, especially of need for help or relief, created by some unexpected event: a weather emergency; a financial emergency. adjective 3. granted, used, or for use in an emergency: an emergency leave; emergency […]
[ih-mur-juh nt] /ɪˈmɜr dʒənt/ adjective 1. coming into view or notice; issuing. 2. ; rising from a liquid or other surrounding medium. 3. coming into existence, especially with political independence: the emergent nations of Africa. 4. arising casually or unexpectedly. 5. calling for immediate action; urgent. 6. Evolution. displaying . noun 7. Ecology. an aquatic […]
[ih-moh-shuh-nl] /ɪˈmoʊ ʃə nl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or involving or the . 2. subject to or easily affected by : We are an emotional family, given to demonstrations of affection. 3. appealing to the : an emotional request for contributions. 4. showing or revealing very strong : an emotional scene in a play. 5. […]