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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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Related Words

tapered, conic, pointed, sharp, tapering, coned, conoid, pyramidal

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British Dictionary definitions for conical


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 conical


1560s, "pertaining to a cone," also "having the shape of a cone," from conic + -al (1).

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

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conical in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or shaped like a cone.
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