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Correct spelling:
Having the form of an ellipse; having a part omitted. Elliptic compasses, an instrument used for describing an ellipse.


unaligned, not uniform, out of proportion, rough, amorphous, disproportionate, unequal, unbalanced, lopsided, jagged, off-balance, scarred, meandering, pitted, notched, Zigzagged, devious, bent, aberrant, craggy, off-center, elliptical, hilly, variable, off balance, protuberant, broken, crooked, serrate, wobbly, lumpy, unsymmetrical, irregular, serrated, eccentric, cockeyed, asymmetrical.
ellipsoidal, oviform, egg-shaped, ovoid, oblong, ovate, Ovoidal, ooid, ovaloid.
egg-shaped, oviform, ovate, simple, prolate, oval, rounded, unsubdivided, elliptical, concise, ovoid.
Examples of usage:
  1. Suppose, for example, that we start from one which contains the appearance of a circular disc, such as would be called a penny, and suppose this appearance, in the perspective in question, is circular, not elliptic. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  2. But among the remaining parts of Pure Mathematics we have the theory of Elliptic Functions and of the Jacobian and Abelian Functions, and the theory of Differential Equations, including of course Partial Differential Equations. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
  3. Its elliptic path, which approaches much more nearly to a circle than that of any other known comet, is included within the orbits of Mars and Saturn. – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  4. The complicated but ingenious hypotheses of the Greek Ptolemy prepared the way for the discovery of the elliptic form of the planetary orbits and other astronomical laws by the German Kepler, which again conducted our English Newton to the discovery of the law of gravitation. – Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects by John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness