# conic

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## con·ic

(kŏn′ĭk)*adj.*

Conical.

*n.*

A conic section.

**co·nic′i·ty**(kə-nĭs′ĭ-tē)

*n.*

## conic

(ˈkɒnɪk)*adj*

(Mathematics)

**a.**having the shape of a cone

**b.**of or relating to a cone

*n*

(Mathematics) another name for conic section

[C16: from New Latin, from Greek

*kōnikos,*from*kōnos*cone]## con•ic

(ˈkɒn ɪk)*adj.*

**1.**Also,

**con′i•cal.**having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone.

*n.*

[1560–70; < Greek]

**con′i•cal•ly,**

*adv.*

**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 conegeometry - 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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