ellipsograph

ellipsograph
\\-psəˌgraf, -ȧf\ noun
Etymology: ellipse + -o- + -graph
: an instrument used for drawing ellipses

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/i lip"seuh graf', -grahf'/, n.
an instrument for drawing ellipses, as a trammel.
[ELLIPSE + -O- + -GRAPH]

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ellipˈsograph noun
An instrument for drawing ellipses
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Main Entry:ellipse

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ellipsograph
(ɛˈlɪpsəgrɑːf, -græf)
[f. ellipse + -graph, f. Gr. γράϕειν to write.]
An instrument for describing ellipses.

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  • Ellipsograph — El*lip so*graph, n. [Ellipse + graph: cf. F. ellipsographe.] An instrument for describing ellipses; called also {trammel}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ellipsŏgraph — (v. gr.), Instrument, um eine Ellipse durch stetige Bewegung eines Stifts zu beschreiben, s.u. Ellipse 3). Vgl. Parrots Beschreibung eines E s, Gotha 1794 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ellipsograph — (griech.), s. Ellipsenzirkel …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ellipsograph — Ellipsograph, s. Ellipsenzirkel …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Ellipsograph — Ellipsogrāph (grch.), Vorrichtung zur mechan. Aufzeichnung einer Ellipse, deren Achsen gegeben sind …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ellipsograph — /i lip seuh graf , grahf /, n. an instrument for drawing ellipses, as a trammel. Also, elliptograph. [ELLIPSE + O + GRAPH] * * * …   Universalium

  • ellipsograph — noun A mechanical instrument used to trace out an ellipse. Applied to draw, cut, etc mathematically correct ellipses (rather than general ovals). Syn: trammel …   Wiktionary

  • ellipsograph — instrument for describing ellipses Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ellipsograph — el·lip·so·graph …   English syllables

  • trammel — Ellipsograph El*lip so*graph, n. [Ellipse + graph: cf. F. ellipsographe.] An instrument for describing ellipses; called also {trammel}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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