right circular cone
noun Date: 1840 cone 1a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • right circular cone — noun or right cone : cone 2a * * * Geom. a cone whose surface is generated by lines joining a fixed point to the points of a circle, the fixed point lying on a perpendicular through the center of the circle. Cf. oblique circular cone. See illus.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • right circular cone — Geom. a cone whose surface is generated by lines joining a fixed point to the points of a circle, the fixed point lying on a perpendicular through the center of the circle. Cf. oblique circular cone. See illus. under cone. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • oblique circular cone — Geom. a cone whose surface is generated by lines joining a fixed point to the points of a circle, the fixed point lying on a line that is not perpendicular to the circle at its center. Cf. right circular cone. [‡1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • oblique circular cone — Geom. a cone whose surface is generated by lines joining a fixed point to the points of a circle, the fixed point lying on a line that is not perpendicular to the circle at its center. Cf. right circular cone. [‡1950 55] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cone — [kōn] n. [ME < L conus < Gr kōnos, a wedge, peak, cone < IE base kō(n) , to sharpen > HONE1, L cos] 1. a) a flat based, single pointed solid formed by a rotating straight line that traces out a closed curved base from a fixed vertex… …   English World dictionary

  • cone´less — cone «kohn», noun, verb, coned, con|ing. –n. 1. a solid object that has a flat, round base and narrows to a point at the top. 2. Geometry. a surface traced by a moving straight line, one point of which is fixed, the opposite end constantly… …   Useful english 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

  • cone — /kohn/, n., v., coned, coning. n. 1. Geom. a. a solid whose surface is generated by a line passing through a fixed point and a fixed plane curve not containing the point, consisting of two equal sections joined at a vertex. b. a plane surface… …   Universalium

  • cone /first sense —    A three dimensional shape having a surface formed by a straight line (the side length) passing through a fixed point and moving along a circular curve. It usually refers to a right circular cone a cone in which the side length remains a… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • cone — /koʊn / (say kohn) noun 1. a solid with a circular base, whose straight sides converge in a point. 2. Geometry a solid whose surface is generated by the straight lines joining a fixed point to the points of a plane curve whose plane does not… …   Australian English dictionary

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