Meaning of ELLIPSIS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪlɪpsɪs ]

In linguistics, ellipsis means leaving out words rather than repeating them unnecessarily; for example, saying ‘I want to go but I can’t’ instead of ‘I want to go but I can’t go’. ( TECHNICAL )


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