Elliptical

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  • characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor
  • rounded like an egg
  • containing or characterized by ellipsis; "the clause of comparison is often elliptical"- G.O.Curme

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  • Dwarf elliptical galaxy: Dwarf elliptical galaxies, or dEs, are elliptical galaxies that are much smaller than others. They are classified as dE, and are quite common in galaxy
  • Elliptical galaxy: thought that elliptical galaxies may evolve into spiral galaxies, which later turned out to be false. Stars found inside of elliptical galaxies are very
  • Elliptical distribution: iso-density plots. Elliptical distributions can be defined using characteristic functions. A multivariate distribution is said to be elliptical if its characteristic

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