noun (used with a singular verb)
Definition for conics (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for conics
Similarly, all conics touching four fixed lines form a system such that any fifth tangent determines one and only one conic.
It will cut the two conics first at T, and therefore each at some other point which we call A and B respectively.
The two surfaces Φ and Φ′ have therefore the points S and S1 and the conics α1 and β1 in common.
Two conics which have four common tangents have always one and only one common polar-triangle.
The corresponding remark holds for the problem of drawing the conics which touch four lines and pass through a given point.
British Dictionary definitions for conics (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for conics (2 of 2)
adjective Also: conical
- having the shape of a cone
- of or relating to a cone
Word Origin for conic
Word Origin and History for conics
1560s, "pertaining to a cone," from Latin conicus, from Greek konikos "cone-shaped," from konos (see cone).