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A conic section.

[New Latin cōnicus, from Greek kōnikos, from kōnos, cone; see kō- in Indo-European roots.]

co·nic′i·ty (kə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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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]
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(ˈkɒn ɪk)

1. Also, con′i•cal. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone.
[1560–70; < Greek]
con′i•cal•ly, adv.
co•nic•i•ty (kɒˈnɪs ɪ ti) con′i•cal•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conic - (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular coneconic - (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
plane figure, two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shape
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"
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A. ADJcónico
B. CPD conic section Nsección f cónica
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(Math) → Kegel-, konisch
(also conical)kegelförmig, Kegel-, konisch
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[ˈkɒnɪk] n (also conic section) (Geog) → (sezione f) conica
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It was then passing over Mabunguru, a stony country, strewn with blocks of syenite of a fine polish, and knobbed with huge bowlders and angular ridges of rock; conic masses, like the rocks of Karnak, studded the soil like so many Druidic dolmens; the bones of buffaloes and elephants whitened it here and there; but few trees could be seen, excepting in the east, where there were dense woods, among which a few villages lay half concealed.
"The hyperbola, Michel, is a curve of the second order, produced by the intersection of a conic surface and a plane parallel to its axis, and constitutes two branches separated one from the other, both tending indefinitely in the two directions."
1.), this map is apparently on an equidistant Conic projection with central meridian through Beijing.
Conic said at the International Investigative Dermatology meeting.
The subreflector is generated by a combination of local conic sections [S.sub.n] (n = 1, 2, 3, ..., N), sequentially concatenated to each other.
In the next section, we prove that the switching system (1) has an invariant conic [x.sup.2] + [cy.sup.2] = 1, c [member of] R, and there exists a large limit cycle in switching system (1); half attracting invariant conic [x.sup.2] + [cy.sup.2] = 1, c [member of] R, is found in switching systems.
New York [U.S.A], December 1 ( ANI ): Russell Simmons, the mogul who co-founded conic hip-hop label Def Jam and couple of other companies, has announced he is stepping down from leadership roles in business after writer Jenny Lumet accused him of sexual assault in 1991.
Hence the inductive assumption gives that either there is a line L [subset] M with deg(L [intersection] Z) [greater than or equal to] t + 2 or there is a conic D [subset] M with deg(D [intersection] Z) [greater than or equal to] 2t + 2.
The company's Interpon products will be used to protect several parts of the building, including the enclosures and the balconies of the high conic towers.
"Having chosen the aperture and focal length, I was left with three degrees of freedom: the conic constant of the primary mirror, and the positions of the two corrector elements," he notes.
In this study, we consider the problem of minimization of a in the class of conic mappings, which are standard official cartographic projections for intermediate and large-scale regions of the Earth surface [9-12] and which are frequently used in the modeling of atmosphere and ocean dynamics in the middle and low latitudes [13-20].