circle and ellipseellipse

   A plane curve, especially either a conic section whose plane is not parallel to the axis, base, or generatrix of the intersected cone, or the locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal. Note the similarity and difference between a circle and an ellipse. (pr. e-lips') how to draw an ellipse

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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