- Also con·i·cal. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone.
- Geometry. conic section.
Origin of conic
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Examples from the Web for conical
I had seen pictures before of the Temple, with its conical towers set on top of a mountain.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple
August 21, 2014
But Amy has scant hope Madonna will send her conical brassieres to her shop for cleaning and repair.Madonna, My Neighbor
Ralph Gardner, Jr.
April 22, 2009
And so we were all made glad and the conical peak had a name.The Long Labrador Trail
The roof, conical in shape, was supported by six masonry pillars.The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
Umbonata, having an umbo or conical projection like the boss of a shield.
It is the diminutive of pluteus, a shed or penthouse, from its conical cap.
The peridium is round or conical and it dehisces by breaking away at the base.
- having the shape of a cone
- of or relating to a cone
- another name for conic section
See also conics
C16: from New Latin, from Greek kōnikos, from kōnos cone
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Word Origin and History for conical
1560s, "pertaining to a cone," from Latin conicus, from Greek konikos "cone-shaped," from konos (see cone).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or shaped like a cone.
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