[ kon-ik ]
/ ˈkɒn ɪk /
Also con·i·cal. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone.
Geometry. conic section.
con·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, adjective
sem·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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British Dictionary definitions for conicity
/ (ˈkɒnɪk) /
adjective Also: conical
- having the shape of a cone
- of or relating to a cone
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 conicity
1560s, "pertaining to a cone," from Latin conicus, from Greek konikos "cone-shaped," from konos (see cone).
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