V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. the leaving out of words in a sentence, especially when their presence or meaning is easily implied; 2. marks, usually three dots () that indicate the intentional omission of words from a sentence or text

Synonyms: omission

Antonyms: addition

Tips: The three dots of an ellipsis () are often used in texts when an author wants to use only part of a long quotation. The plural is spelled ellipses.

Usage Examples:

My professor warned us against using too many ellipses in our papers because it might seem like we were manipulating our sources rather than using them correctly. (; omissions)

There is an ellipsis in the sentence "I have four cats and my best friends has two," because "cats" is left off after the word "two." (omission)

The accidental ellipsis in her project report caused some confusion for the board of directors. (omission)

Technically, an ellipsis is four spaces, created with three periods. ()

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