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A conic section.
co·nic′i·ty (kə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
a. having the shape of a cone
b. of or relating to a cone
(Mathematics) another name for conic section
[C16: from New Latin, from Greek kōnikos, from kōnos cone]
1. Also, con′i•cal. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone.n.
[1560–70; < Greek]
co•nic•i•ty (kɒˈnɪs ɪ ti) con′i•cal•ness, n.
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|Noun||1.||conic - (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone|
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
ellipse, oval - a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it; "the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"
parabola - a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve
hyperbola - an open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone
|Adj.||1.||conic - relating to or resembling a cone; "conical mountains"; "conelike fruit"|