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ellipse

(i-lips′) [L. ellipsis, fr Gr. elleipsis, a falling short]
In geometry, an oval or egg-shaped figure. In surgery, incisions of such shape are commonly made to remove lesions from the skin.
elliptic (-lip′tik), adjectiveelliptical (′ti-kăl) elliptically (′ti-k(ă-)lē)
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No significant differences were found between populations in lower limb robusticity, suggesting that overall levels of physical activity did not vary greatly between samples but the more elliptically shaped tibiae in the rural Middenbeemster males suggest they may have been more mobile.
To enhance the bandwidth, the antenna's radiation elements are designed to be elliptically shaped with variable dimensions, and the metal ground is fabricated to be tapered linearly.
The Star-Child ,in his search for the gold pieces in the woods hears a hare's cry of pain, and releases it corresponding elliptically to D4 variety of the function D (1st function of the donor).
It has been shown in [12] that more general results can be obtained instead by using complex vectors to represent elliptically polarized fields.
We concentrate on the depolarization theory of an elliptically polarized GSM beam using a Mueller matrix and obtain the DI.
Previously, we evaluated the detectability using a synthetic wave signal consisting of sinusoidal waves and random noise and showed that the arrival times of linearly and elliptically polarized signals can be detected within 10 sampling points at a signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of -7 dB [17].
Is it not common knowledge (although spoken of elliptically and in hushed tones) that our security establishment not only created and nurtured the jihadis who have by now turned on their mentors, but that they continue to support the Afghan Taliban even while taking the field against our own home-grown variety?
Motion of the part, as the plane moves elliptically and high-frequency vibrations are not excited on, is expressed by the following equations
The result is inspiring: a rectangular terracotta brick and glass building incorporating 3,000 metres of floor space, articulated by a massive cantilevered upper gallery that hovers precariously over an open piazza, supported only by a single, elliptically shaped column (Fig.
I was speaking elliptically," she said, which added to my confusion.
The Unidentified Fragrance Object Eau de Parfum ($188) comes in a twisted elliptically shaped metallic bottle with sinuous grooves.