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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.


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]


(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.
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"


A. ADJcónico
B. CPD conic section Nsección f cónica


(Math) → Kegel-, konisch
(also conical)kegelförmig, Kegel-, konisch


[ˈkɒnɪk] n (also conic section) (Geog) → (sezione f) conica
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