An ellipsis is a series of three or more periods (...) inserted into a sentence to indicate a pause or silence. Ellipses are usually used in dialogue. Ellipses are used today in lieu of other proper punctuation.
An ellipsis can also be used to indicate the ommission or suppression of a word or phrase.
Latin ellpsis, from Greek elleipsis, from elleipein, to fall short.
"I was thinking... well... maybe we could... ummmm.... go out sometime Sally."
"Why don't you just .... off!"
An ellipsis (...) is used at the end of a sentence in stead of calling the person an outright dumb-ass or retard.
Instead of asking me the questions you can just google it...
well that was really smart...
A series of three or more periods. This usually indicates a pause or silence, or is used when a sentence is left incomplete. Common in text-based conversations.
Example of an ellipsis:
Jake: Well, I was going to do my homework, but...
Mom: But what?
An ellipsis is a kind of 'super-period' which makes a female exponentially more emotional and bitchy than her regular period. Easily demonstrated graphically:
Girl: WAHH WAHH WAAHHHHHH CRY BITCH BITCH FUCK YOU ASSHOLE!
Guy 1: Whoa, what's her problem?
Guy 2: She's being a megabitch because she's on her ellipsis.
Girl: WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU SAY? *starts bawling uncontrollably*
the word that you get excited as shit to look up and then you find out it means punctuation mark or some shit like that.
The omission of a word or phrase necessary for a complete syntactical construction but not necessary for understanding.
A mark or series of marks ( . . . or * * * , for example) used in writing or printing to indicate an omission, especially of letters or words.
ellipsis: "when you double-click the link..."