Word:

Ellipsis

El`lip´sis   Pronunciation: ĕl`lĭp´sĭs
n.1.(Gram.) Omission; a figure of syntax, by which one or more words, which are obviously understood, are omitted; as, the virtues I admire, for, the virtues which I admire.
2.(Geom.) An ellipse.
3.(Printing) a printing symbol, usually three periods in a row (. . .), indicating the omission of some part of a text; - used commonly in quotations, so as to suppress words not essential to the meaning. A long dash (--) and three asterisks (* * *) are sometimes used with the same meaning.
Noun1.ellipsis - omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
Synonyms: eclipsis
abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, apocope, aposiopesis, clipping, compression, condensation, conspectus, contraction, crasis, curtailment, cutting, elision, epitome, foreshortening, precis, pruning, recap, recapitulation, reduction, retrenchment, shortening, summary, summation, syncope, syneresis, synopsis, telescoping, truncation
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