Conic
Conic Con"ic, Conical Con"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. conique. See {Cone}.] 1. Having the form of, or resembling, a geometrical cone; round and tapering to a point, or gradually lessening in circumference; as, a conic or conical figure; a conical vessel. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to a cone; as, conic sections. [1913 Webster]

{Conic section} (Geom.), a curved line formed by the intersection of the surface of a right cone and a plane. The conic sections are the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. The right lines and the circle which result from certain positions of the plane are sometimes, though not generally included.

{Conic sections}, that branch of geometry which treats of the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.

{Conical pendulum}. See {Pendulum}.

{Conical projection}, a method of delineating the surface of a sphere upon a plane surface as if projected upon the surface of a cone; -- much used by makers of maps in Europe.

{Conical surface} (Geom.), a surface described by a right line moving along any curve and always passing through a fixed point that is not in the plane of that curve. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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• conic — CÓNIC, Ă, conici, ce, adj., s.f. 1. adj. Care are forma unui con2, privitor la con2. 2. s.f. Curbă rezultată din intersectarea unui con2 circular cu un plan. – Din fr. conique. Trimis de Joseph, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 ﻿ cónic adj. m …   Dicționar Român

• Conic — Con ic, n. (Math.) A conic section. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• conic — [kän′ik] adj. [ModL conicus < Gr kōnikos < kōnos, a peak, CONE] conical n. CONIC SECTION …   English World dictionary

• conic — 1560s, pertaining to a cone, from L. conicus, from Gk. konikos cone shaped, from konos (see CONE (Cf. cone)) …   Etymology dictionary

• conic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of a cone …   English terms dictionary

• conic — adj. & n. adj. of a cone. n. 1 a conic section. 2 (in pl.) the study of conic sections. Phrases and idioms: conic section a figure formed by the intersection of a cone and a plane. Etymology: mod.L conicus f. Gk konikos (as cone) …   Useful english dictionary

• conic — I. adjective Date: 1570 1. of or relating to a cone 2. conical • conicity noun II. noun Date: 1879 conic section …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• conic — conically, adv. conicity /ko nis i tee/, conicalness, n. /kon ik/, adj. 1. Also, conical. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone. n. 2. Geom. See conic section. [1560 70; < Gk konikós, equiv. to kôn(os) CONE …   Universalium

• conic — 1. adjective Conical. 2. noun A conic section …   Wiktionary

• conic — con•ic [[t]ˈkɒn ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) Also, con′i•cal. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone 2) math. conic section • Etymology: 1560–70; < Gk con′i•cal•ly, adv. co•nic•i•ty kɒˈnɪs ɪ ti con′i•cal•ness, n …   From formal English to slang