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Ellipse
 

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      a flattened circle or oval
 



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Earth's orbit around the sun is in the shape of an ellipse.

A racetrack is shaped like an ellipse.





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Diagram of an elliptical orbit
The moon's orbit around Earth is in the shape of an ellipse.
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