• ellipsis


    Also found in:ThesaurusMedicalEncyclopediaWikipedia.is a series of three consecutiveperiodsknown as) used to indicate where words have been omitted from quoted text, or (informally) to represent a pause, hesitation, or trailing-off in thought or speech.a set of three dots indicating an omission in a text:A foolish . . . is the hobgoblin of little minds. Not to be confused with:eclipse the obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer:lunar eclipse; solar eclipse;a sudden loss of importance in relation to a newly arrived person or thing:The status of the lead actress was eclipsed by a young ingnue in the film.elapse the passage or…

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