Definition of conics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnɪks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of mathematics concerned with conic sections.
Example sentences
  • It is said that from that result Pascal derived all of Apollonius' theorems on conics and more, no fewer than 400 propositions in all.
  • The work of both Aristaeus and Euclid on conics was, almost 200 years later, further developed by Apollonius.
  • He wrote articles on such diverse topics as twisted cubics, developable surfaces, the theory of conics, the theory of plane curves, third- and fourth-degree surfaces, statics and projective geometry.

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