Share this entry

Share this page

ellipsis

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɪpsəs; ɪˈlɪpsɪs/

Translation of ellipsis in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ses /-siːz/)

  • 1.1 u and c [Linguistics/Lingüística] (omission) elipsis (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • O'Connor gives both analyses (intransitive verb and ellipsis of the object), and I think that the second one is probably right and the first one is probably not.
    • As Barbara suggests, if we change Representative Obey's ‘than it was’ to ‘than it did’ then his verb-phrase ellipsis makes sense.
    • There are some odd ellipses mixed in with the re-orderings.
    1.2 countable/numerable (in punctuation) puntos (masculine plural) suspensivos
    Example sentences
    • There are no ellipses or brackets indicating that substantive edits have been made to the interview transcript.
    • However, an ellipsis indicates the omission of words which clearly show that the complete passage by Inglis Clark had nothing whatever to do with retrospective laws.
    • The ellipsis is include to indicate the presence of the dramatic and disturbing pause.

Definition of ellipsis in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tiesto
m
flowerpot …
Cultural fact of the day

In Venezuela, pasapalo is small portions of food that are usually served with drinks at parties, bars, and social get-togethers.