ellipsis |i?lipsis|noun ( pl. -ses |-s?z|) the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.• a set of dots indicating such an omission.ORIGIN mid 16th cent.:
via Latin from Greek elleipsis, fromelleipein ‘leave out.’
AKA, the “…” (as in “dot dot dot”) is called an ellipsis.