Examples from the Web for conic
At sixteen he produced a treatise on conic sections that excited the wonder and incredulity of Descartes.Classic French Course in English|William Cleaver Wilkinson
She can prove her statement in conic sections or algebra, but when it comes to actual knowledge she is deficient.As A Chinaman Saw Us|Anonymous
Excluding the general group itself, every one of these leaves either a point, a line, or a conic section unaltered.
Conversely, the groove of the shell may be considered as the projection of this spiral on a conic surface.The Life of the Spider|J. Henri Fabre
So he hastily worked the sum backward in decimals and equations and conic sections, and all the rules he could think of.The Book of Dragons|Edith Nesbit
British Dictionary definitions for conic
adjective Also: conical
- having the shape of a cone
- of or relating to a cone
Word Origin for conic
Word Origin and History for conic
1560s, "pertaining to a cone," from Latin conicus, from Greek konikos "cone-shaped," from konos (see cone).