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Ellipsis

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Ellipsis

Ellipsis (plural ellipses; from the Ancient Greek: ἔλλειψις, élleipsis, "omission" or "falling short") is a series of dots that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word, sentence or whole section from the original text being quoted, and though necessary for syntactical construction, is not necessary for comprehension.

Ellipses can also be used to indicate an unfinished thought or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence (aposiopesis).

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Language Symbols.

Ellipsis is part of the Punctuation group.

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