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elliptical

of speech, literary style, etc.
a. very condensed or concise, often so as to be obscure or ambiguous
b. circumlocutory or long-winded

Elliptical

A plane figure resembling an ellipse, whose radius of curvature is continually changing; a three-centered arch is an example of one constructed to an elliptical shape.
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After termination of the familiarization session, volunteers were supervised to cool-down by pedalling elliptical trainer for 5-min.
All 26 patients with MS completed 15 sessions of elliptical exercise training.
Still, there's no question the elliptical offers upper-body training that straight running doesn't.
Each school is using 12 elliptical ReRev machines, which capture kinetic energy and convert it to electricity.
2] represent the calibration machine constant, thus, the amplitude depends on the acceleration applied to band, that is the elliptical wheels angular speed [omega].
This article extends Stein's lemma in the case where we have a bivariate elliptical random vector (X, Y).
The elliptical jets mixing has important applications in the design of combustors and the design of propulsion system (Papanikalaou and Wierzba (2001) [8]).
With his taste for the elliptical, his exploration of the quotidian and of popular imagery, his work on the distance between image and painting, between sight and speech, and through the effects of dislocation that he cultivates, Perramant enters into a rich, complex dialogue between painting and the mediated image.
However, this church may owe something to a remarkable series of elliptical Catholic churches all studied variations on a theme--built by Rudolf Schwarz.
For moderate telescopes (8 inch and above),Spiral M58 and Ellipticals M59 and M60,all can be found at the front of the constellation (between the star vindemaitrix and star omi Virgo).
One such mold produces elliptical barrels for deodorant sticks.