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conic

[ kon-ik ]

adjective

  1. Also con·i·cal []. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone.


noun

  1. Geometry. conic section.

conic

/ ˈkɒnɪk /

adjective

    1. having the shape of a cone
    2. of or relating to a cone


noun

  1. another name for conic section

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Derived Forms

  • ˈconically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • con·i·cal·ly adverb
  • co·nic·i·ty [ko-, nis, -i-tee], con·i·cal·ness noun
  • mul·ti·con·ic adjective
  • sem·i·con·i·cal adjective
  • sem·i·con·i·cal·ly adverb
  • sub·con·ic adjective
  • sub·con·i·cal adjective
  • sub·con·i·cal·ly adverb
  • un·con·i·cal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conic1

1560–70; < Greek kōnikós, equivalent to kôn ( os ) cone + -ikos -ic

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conic1

C16: from New Latin, from Greek kōnikos, from kōnos cone

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Example Sentences

It only remains to add that Archimedes is fully acquainted with the main properties of the conic sections.

Interesting as one of our sources from which Oughtred obtained his knowledge of the conic sections is his study of Mydorge.

She can prove her statement in conic sections or algebra, but when it comes to actual knowledge she is deficient.

Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician, composed at sixteen a tract on the conic sections.

Rostafinski distinguished this beautiful species by the color of the peridium and the conic columella.

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