Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ellipse

1 sense of ellipse

Sense 1

ellipse, oval -- (a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it; "the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant")

=> conic section, conic -- ((geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone)