/i lip"tik lee/, adv.
1. in the form of an ellipse.
2. in an elliptical manner; by an ellipse.
3. with great economy of words or expression; concisely: to speak elliptically.
4. without sufficient transition or a logical connection between thoughts, ideas, or expressions; ambiguously or cryptically: to jump elliptically from generalities to specifics.
[1810-20; ELLIPTICAL + -LY]

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