Oblique cone
Cone Cone (k[=o]n?), n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. kw^nos; akin to Skr. [,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and prob. to E. hone. See {Hone}, n.] 1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right-angled triangle about one of the sides adjacent to the right angle; -- called also a {right cone}. More generally, any solid having a vertical point and bounded by a surface which is described by a straight line always passing through that vertical point; a solid having a circle for its base and tapering to a point or vertex. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything shaped more or less like a mathematical cone; as, a volcanic cone, a collection of scori[ae] around the crater of a volcano, usually heaped up in a conical form. [1913 Webster]

Now had Night measured with her shadowy cone Half way up hill this vast sublunar vault. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) The fruit or strobile of the {Conifer[ae]}, as of the pine, fir, cedar, and cypress. It is composed of woody scales, each one of which has one or two seeds at its base. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A shell of the genus {Conus}, having a conical form. [1913 Webster]

{Cone of rays} (Opt.), the pencil of rays of light which proceed from a radiant point to a given surface, as that of a lens, or conversely.

{Cone pulley}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Oblique cone} or {Scalene cone}, a cone of which the axis is inclined to the plane of its base.

{Eight cone}. See {Cone}, 1. [1913 Webster]


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  • cône — [ kon ] n. m. • 1552; lat. conus, gr. kônos 1 ♦ Math. Surface réglée dont les génératrices passent par un point fixe, le sommet. Angle au sommet du cône (angle Ŝ du triangle) :intersection du cône avec le plan passant par l axe. Angle solide du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cone — (k[=o]n?), n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. kw^nos; akin to Skr. [,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and prob. to E. hone. See {Hone}, n.] 1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right angled triangle about one of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cone of rays — Cone Cone (k[=o]n?), n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. kw^nos; akin to Skr. [,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and prob. to E. hone. See {Hone}, n.] 1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right angled triangle about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cone pulley — Cone Cone (k[=o]n?), n. [L. conus cone (in sense 1), Gr. kw^nos; akin to Skr. [,c]ana whetstone, L. cuneus wedge, and prob. to E. hone. See {Hone}, n.] 1. (Geom.) A solid of the form described by the revolution of a right angled triangle about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cône oblique — ● Cône oblique cône (solide) dont la perpendiculaire à la base en son centre ne passe pas par le sommet …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • oblique — [ō blēk′, əblēk′; ] also, esp. in mil. use [, ōblīk′] adj. [ME oblike < L obliquus < ob (see OB ) + liquis, awry < IE * leik , var. of base * elei , to bend > ELL2] 1. having a slanting position or direction; neither perpendicular nor …   English World dictionary

  • Cone (geometry) — Not to be confused with the conical surface.. A right circular cone and an oblique circular cone A cone is an n dimensional geometric shape that tapers smoothly from a base (usually flat and circular) to a point called the apex or vertex.… …   Wikipedia

  • cône — (kô n ) s. m. 1°   Solide à base circulaire ou elliptique, et terminé en pointe. Un cône s évalue en multipliant la base par le tiers de la hauteur. Un cornet de papier, un pain de sucre sont en forme de cône. •   Elle [la mère crocodile] se… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • oblique — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English oblike, from Latin obliquus Date: 15th century 1. a. neither perpendicular nor parallel ; inclined b. having the axis not perpendicular to the base < an oblique cone > c. having no right angle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oblique — [ ɔblik ] adj. • XIIIe; lat. obliquus 1 ♦ Qui s écarte de la verticale, de la perpendiculaire (à une ligne, un plan donnés ou supposés). ⇒ biais. « Vers la fin de la journée, quand le soleil est oblique » (Gautier). Non horizontal. « Ses yeux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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