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elliptic

[ə′lip·tik]
(science and technology)
Oval-shaped.
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Simons, 1981, On the Theory of Elliptically Contoured Distributions, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 11: 368-385.
However, capital allocation is a very difficult subject, and closed-form solutions for component risks are known only for special cases, the best known of which is where risk factors are elliptically distributed (see Garman, 1997; Wang, 2002b; Valdez and Chernih, 2003).
Yet the implications he coolly, elliptically touched on were as profound as any film ever has achieved.
In 1559 Antonio Barberini sends the model of the staircase for the Biblioteca Laurenziana, elliptically asking Leonardo to get it to "quello che soprasta in detta fabrica.
For each gallery corresponded to an "act" in a play, written by the artist, the plot of which is elliptically described yet never disclosed in broadsides hanging on the walls.
Poem sequences in fact constitute the bulk of the collection, short lyrics elliptically but inevitably related, like planets orbiting suns.
De Bont, who proved himself a master of techno-film pacing with ``Speed,'' and utterly inept at sustaining it with ``Speed 2,'' tries to have it both ways here - slowly and elliptically building up a tense atmosphere a la the Wise version, then overpowering us with barrages of ghostly special effects - and ends up canceling out each, strenuous effort with the clashing tone of the other.
The optimal design chosen is an Andrew TRASAR Elliptically Polarized Coaxial Slotted Array Antenna.
This enables efficient fiber coupling using optics, which are far less expensive than those used with highly divergent elliptically shaped beams from edge emitters.
Buyers will be driving with a much better keyboard and optical mouse that never needs cleaning, works with either hand and is elliptically shaped.
The nozzle sensor was placed 3 mm in line with the melt flow with its immersed tip elliptically shaped to reduce polymer viscous heating.
The elliptically shaped core region within an E-Core fiber has a significantly higher index than the surrounding cladding, creating the geometrical birefringence necessary to maintain the polarization of the light within the fiber.