ellipsis

Syllabification: (el·lip·sis)

Pronunciation: /iˈlipsis/

noun (plural ellipses /-sēz/)

  • the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.
  • a set of dots indicating an ellipsis.

Origin:

mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek elleipsis, from elleipein 'leave out'

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