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conic

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnɪk
 
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Mathematics

Definition of conic in English:

adjective

Of a cone.
Example sentences
  • In 1865 he submitted his doctoral dissertation on a new method to determine the characteristics of conic systems to the University of Copenhagen.
  • The endosperm cap (the testa included) was placed on the needle and was pierced by moving the needle down into a polyvinyl chloride block with a conic hole with a minimum diameter of 0.7 mm.
  • He is magically deft in the conic perspective of their open bosoms; in the glazed sheen of their blonde braided hair; in spanning the capaciousness of their tumbling satin trappings.

noun

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short for conic section.
Example sentences
  • The book contains a wealth of information concerning the projective geometry of conics and quadrics.
  • If all the vertices of a hexagon lie on a conic, and if the opposite sides intersect, then the points of intersection lie on a line.
  • In many cases, the result is that the edge of the source is imaged to the edge of the receiver, and the reflector profile that performs the mapping is an off-axis conic.

Origin

late 16th century: from modern Latin conicus, from Greek kōnikos, from kōnos 'cone'.

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