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conic Explained

Conic at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conic \Con"ic\, n. (Math.)
A conic section.

Conic \Con"ic\, Conical \Con"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. conique.
See {Cone}.]
1. Having the form of, or resembling, a geometrical cone;
round and tapering to a point, or gradually lessening in
circumference; as, a conic or conical figure; a conical
vessel.

2. Of or pertaining to a cone; as, conic sections.

{Conic section} (Geom.), a curved line formed by the
intersection of the surface of a right cone and a plane.
The conic sections are the parabola, ellipse, and
hyperbola. The right lines and the circle which result
from certain positions of the plane are sometimes, though
not generally included.

{Conic sections}, that branch of geometry which treats of the
parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.

{Conical pendulum}. See {Pendulum}.

{Conical projection}, a method of delineating the surface of
a sphere upon a plane surface as if projected upon the
surface of a cone; -- much used by makers of maps in
Europe.

{Conical surface} (Geom.), a surface described by a right
line moving along any curve and always passing through a
fixed point that is not in the plane of that curve.

conic at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

conic
n : (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane
and a circular cone [syn: {conic section}]

conic
adj : relating to or resembling a cone; "conical mountains";
"conelike fruit" [syn: {conical}, {conelike}, {cone-shaped}]

conic at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » κωνικός||tr=konikos|lang=grc

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » ɒnɪk

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • conical.

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: geometr » y A conic section.

  • Translation: io » conic
    Translation: id » conic
    Translation: my » conic
    Translation: pl » conic
    Translation: ro » conic
    Translation: ru » conic
    Translation: fi » conic
    Translation: ta » conic
    Translation: te » conic
    Translation: vi » conic
    Translation: zh » conic