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ellipsis
1 a: the omission of one or more words that are obviously understood but that must be supplied to make a construction grammatically complete b: a sudden leap from one topic to another
2 : marks or a mark (as...) indicating an omission (as of words) or a pause
[M-W's Col. Dic.]

I believe both bold definitions are identical. I haven't seen any such use of ellipsis as described in the bold parts. Can you, please, provide me with some examples of this use?
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Hi,
ellipsis
1 a: the omission of one or more words that are obviously understood but that must be supplied to make a construction grammatically complete b: a sudden leap from one topic to another
2 : marks or a mark (as...) indicating an omission (as of words) or a pause
[M-W's Col. Dic.]

I believe both bold definitions are identical. I haven't seen any such use of ellipsis as described in the bold parts. Can you, please, provide me with some examples of this use?

a sudden leap from one topic to another My dictionary doesn't have this defintion.

It sounds to me rather like a non-sequitur.

a pause
Mary: Tom, do you love me?
Tom: Well . . . yes.
Mary will not like this response, because the pause suggests hesitation, reluctance.

Best wishes, Clive
Clive

a sudden leap from one topic to another My dictionary doesn't have this defintion.

It sounds to me rather like a non-sequitur.


a pause
Mary: Tom, do you love me?
Tom: Well . . . yes.
Mary will not like this response, because the pause suggests hesitation, reluctance.

Hi Clive,

Which dictionary do you use?

Why would you call it a non-sequitur?
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Hi,
Hi,

Which dictionary do you use? The Canadian Oxford Paperback Dictionary.

Why would you call it a non-sequitur? The definition seems somewhat similar.

Clive
CliveWhy would you call it a non-sequitur? The definition seems somewhat similar.
Don't you think non-sequitur is not a right word to use here?

non-sequitur: a statement which does not seem to be connected in a reasonable or sensible way with what was said before
Hi,

non-sequitur: a statement which does not seem to be connected in a reasonable or sensible way with what was said before

Isn't that similar to the definition you qiuoted to start with? ie
b: a sudden leap from one topic to another

Clive
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