The omission of a word or phrase necessary for a complete syntactical construction but not necessary for understanding, or an example of such omission. Also, a mark or series of marks (typically: ...) used in writing or printing to indicate an omission, especially of letters or words. (pr. e-lip'ses) The plural form is ellipses.(pr. ə-LIP-seez)Also see closure, ellipse, erasure, gestalt, lacuna, shard, space, and void.