- 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 conically
With its imposing front and conically roofed towers it is one of the best examples of a twelfth-century fortress-chteau.Legends & Romances of Brittany
At its conically turned end, the armature-shaft carries an arm B, held in place by a nut.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants
R. E. Mathot
Parietal valves six; opercular valves four, placed against each other conically in pairs.A Conchological Manual
George Brettingham Sowerby
- 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 conically
1560s, "pertaining to a cone," from Latin conicus, from Greek konikos "cone-shaped," from konos (see cone).
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