Ellipsis

Ellipsis,

Definition of Ellipsis:

  1. The omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.

  2. Three dots (...) used in typography to indicate one or more missing words, as in a shortened quotation. Also called elision marks.

Synonyms of Ellipsis

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, Leaving out, Exclusion, Exception, Non-inclusion, Deletion, Erasure, Cut, Excision, Elimination, Absence

How to use Ellipsis in a sentence?

  1. It is very rare for an ellipsis to occur without a linguistic antecedent.

Meaning of Ellipsis & Ellipsis Definition