conic

[ kon-ik ]
/ ˈkɒn ɪk /

adjective

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

noun

Geometry. conic section.

Nearby words

  1. congruity,
  2. congruous,
  3. congruous hemianopsia,
  4. congruously,
  5. congé,
  6. conic projection,
  7. conic section,
  8. conical,
  9. conical cornea,
  10. conical papilla

Origin of conic

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

Related forms
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for conic


British Dictionary definitions for conic

conic

/ (ˈkɒnɪk) /

adjective Also: conical

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

noun

another name for conic section
See also conics

Derived Formsconically, adverb

Word Origin for conic

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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for conic

conic

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper