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elliptical, elliptic
adj. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor
elliptical, elliptic
adj. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor

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apothegmatic, epigrammatic, aphoristic
adj. terse and witty and like a maxim; "much given to apothegmatic instruction"
terse, laconic, curt, crisp
adj. brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"
summary, succinct, compact, compendious
adj. briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
cryptic
adj. having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note"
sententious
adj. abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing; "too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
telegraphic
adj. having the style of a telegram with many short words left out; "telegraphic economy of words"; "the strange telegraphic speech of some aphasics"
amygdaloidal, amygdaloid, amygdaliform, almond-shaped
adj. shaped like an almond
aspherical, aspheric
adj. varying slightly from a perfectly spherical shape
ear-like, ear-shaped, auriform
adj. having a shape resembling an ear
lunate, semilunar, crescent-shaped, crescent
adj. resembling the new moon in shape
bowfront
adj. having an outward curving front; "a bowfront dresser"; "a bowfront house"
cycloidal, cycloid
adj. resembling a circle
cylindric, cylindrical
adj. having the form of a cylinder
hemispherical
adj. of or relating to or being a hemisphere
ellipsoidal, spheroidal, ellipsoid
adj. having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid
parabolical, parabolic
adj. having the form of a parabola
paraboloidal
adj. having the shape of a paraboloid
pineal
adj. having the form of a pine cone
rotund
adj. spherical in shape
terete
adj. especially of plant parts; cylindrical and tapering

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