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  1. Also con·i·cal. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone.
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  1. Geometry. conic section.
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Origin of conic

1560–70; < Greek kōnikós, equivalent to kôn(os) cone + -ikos -ic
Related formscon·i·cal·ly, adverbco·nic·i·ty [ko-nis-i-tee] /kɒˈnɪs ɪ ti/, con·i·cal·ness, nounmul·ti·con·ic, adjectivesem·i·con·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·con·i·cal·ly, adverbsub·con·ic, adjectivesub·con·i·cal, adjectivesub·con·i·cal·ly, adverbun·con·i·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Conic -al: cylindrical, with a flat base, tapering to a point.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • The mountain is remarkable for the perfection of its conic form.

  • They might be a treatise on conic sections, or a Latin Grammar, and again they might be a Book.

    The Bibliotaph

    Leon H. Vincent

  • Abdomen lengthened, conic; the tip pointed, and not bearded.

  • Fruit medium, roundish, inclined to conic, sometimes obscurely ribbed.

    The Apple


British Dictionary definitions for conic


adjective Also: conical
    1. having the shape of a cone
    2. of or relating to a cone
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  1. another name for conic section
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See also conics
Derived Formsconically, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from New Latin, from Greek kōnikos, from kōnos cone
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Word Origin and History for conic


1560s, "pertaining to a cone," from Latin conicus, from Greek konikos "cone-shaped," from konos (see cone).

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