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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences;
[syn: ellipsis, eclipsis]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ellipsis \El*lip"sis\ ([e^]l*l[i^]p"s[i^]s), n.; pl. Ellipses ([e^]l*l[i^]p"s[=e]z). [L., fr. Gr. 'e`lleipsis a leaving, defect, fr. 'ellei`pein to leave in, fall short; 'en in + lei`pein to leave. See In, and Loan, and cf. Ellipse.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) An ellipse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ellipsis n 1: omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences [syn: ellipsis, eclipsis]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "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