Conics
Conics Con"ics, n. 1. That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections. [1913 Webster]

2. Conic sections. [1913 Webster]


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  • conics — noun That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections …   Wiktionary

  • conics — con•ics [[t]ˈkɒn ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) math. the branch of geometry that deals with conic sections • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • conics — /ˈkɒnɪks/ (say koniks) noun the branch of mathematics dealing with conic sections. {conic + s3 (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

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