Definition of 'elliptical'
Example sentences containing 'elliptical'
The Times Literary Supplement (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2016)
An elliptical trainer combines the movements of the stair climber, treadmill and exercise bike into one.Times, Sunday Times (2007) Fire and Ice - the Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Depletion, and Nuclear Winter (1990)
They take into account the speed of light, the weirdness of elliptical orbits and the fact that planets spin.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The effect was caused by it sweeping along the lowest point of elliptical orbit around the Earth as it was in its full phase.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2006)
This discrepancy is because of the elliptical orbit of the Earth around the Sun.Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Here was a form of fiction that was actually about the present day, and often as elliptical and ambiguous as Kafka.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'elliptical'
View usage over:
Definition of elliptical from the Collins English Dictionary
Why every generation is at risk
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.