conic

[kon-ik]
noun
  1. Geometry. conic section.

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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conic

adjective Also: conical
    1. having the shape of a cone
    2. of or relating to a cone
noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for conically

conic

adj.

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

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