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Omission of words or ideas, leaving the whole to be completed by the reader or listener.

[G. ek-, out, + leipsis, leaving]

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(ē-lĭp′sĭs) [L. ellīpsis fr. Gr., a falling short, defective]

In psychoanalysis, omission by the patient of important words or ideas during treatment.

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