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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Conic \Con"ic\, noun (Math.) A conic section.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Conic \Con"ic\, Conical \Con"ic*al\, adjective [Gr. ?: cf. F. conique. See {Cone}.]
1. Having the form of, or resembling, a geometrical cone; round and tapering to a point, or gradually lessening in circumference; as, a conic or conical figure; a conical vessel.
2. Of or pertaining to a cone; as, conic sections.
{Conic section} (Geom.), a curved line formed by the intersection of the surface of a right cone and a plane. The conic sections are the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. The right lines and the circle which result from certain positions of the plane are sometimes, though not generally included.
{Conic sections}, that branch of geometry which treats of the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.
{Conical pendulum}. See {Pendulum}.
{Conical projection}, a method of delineating the surface of a sphere upon a plane surface as if projected upon the surface of a cone; -- much used by makers of maps in Europe.
{Conical surface} (Geom.), a surface described by a right line moving along any curve and always passing through a fixed point that is not in the plane of that curve.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
adjective
1: relating to or resembling a cone; "conical mountains"; "conelike fruit" [syn: {conic}, {conical}, {conelike}, {cone-shaped}]
noun
1: (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone [syn: {conic section}, {conic}]
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