### Definition Of elliptic

**adjective**

of, relating to, or having the form of an ellipse.

Lechea minor can be easily distinguished from that species by its stems more than 5 cm tall, ovate to elliptic leaves and ovoid capsules.

### Example Of elliptic

Although less than the full Shimura - Taniyama conjecture, this result does imply that the **elliptic** curve given above is modular, thereby proving Fermat's Last Theorem.

Assuming the conduits as **elliptic** pipes arranged in parallel, it is possible to calculate the conductivity of the xylem conduit lumina in a stem segment from their cross-sectional dimensions.

Curves (such as the trigonometric polynomials of **elliptic** Fourier analysis) may be fit to such an outline, and then compared through statistical analysis of their parameters.

During a sabbatical term at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifique in Paris in 1985 she studied Gromov's work on **elliptic** methods which became the basis for much of her later work.

Earlier approaches started with an **elliptic** orbit of the Moon round the Earth, assuming the Sun had no effect, then perturbing the orbit to take account of the gravitation of the Sun.

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