What is ellipsis?

ellipsis meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

The use of square brackets ([ ]) or three full points (…) or a series of asterisks (****) in handwritten or printed text to indicate the omission or suppression of a word or words (four points if the omission ends a sentence). Often used to reduce the length of a quotation without altering its meaning or significance. Compare with elision.


reference: ABC-CLIO