el-lip'-sis / From Greek: elleipein, "to come short"
Also spelt: elipsis, elleipsis, eclipsis
Also known as: defectus, figure of default
Omission of a word or short phrase easily understood in context.
"The average person thinks he isn't." –Father Larry Lorenzoni
The term "average" is omitted but understood after "isn't."
John forgives Mary and Mary, John.
Note that the comma signals what has been elided, "forgives"