Translation of cone in Spanish:

cone

Pronunciation: /kəʊn/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] cono (masculine)
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    • In the first 57 propositions in On the Section of a Cone Serenus examined triangular sections of right and scalene cones made by planes passing through the vertex.
    • If the planes pass through the vertex of the cone, the conics are said to be degenerate, otherwise they are not.
    • To be precise, it has to pass through the cone surface
    1.2 (of volcano) cono (masculine) (volcánico)
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    • Various architectures connecting extrusive mud volcanic cones to their underlying source layer have been described, ranging from bulbous diapirs to steep diatremes and narrow vertical pipes.
    • Monogenetic volcanoes are small and occur as scoria cones, tuff cones and rings, and maars; they form from single, typically brief eruptions.
    • That error is encouraged by the mountain's cone shape and real volcanoes nearby - as at Sibley Preserve.
    1.3 (for traffic control) cono (masculine)
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    • There are also several planks of wood, a traffic cone, a section of mesh metal fence and a shopping trolley.
    • Video footage showed him throwing up to a dozen missiles and a traffic cone at police in the White Abbey Road area during his 35-minute involvement.
    • Moving on toward the production control area, Duncan stops to indicate a red traffic cone sitting inside a square taped on the floor.
  • 2
    (ice-cream cone)
    cucurucho (masculine) or (Chile) (Mexico/México) barquillo (masculine) or (Venezuela) barquilla (feminine) or (Colombia) cono (masculine)
  • 3 (in retina) cono (masculine)
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    • Rods are responsible for vision in low light and cones are responsible for color vision.
    • The cornea and lens of the eye ensure that the light rays are focused on the rods and cones of the retina.
    • This test evaluates the cones of the retina and the visual cortex.
  • 4 [Botany/Botánica] piña (feminine), cono (masculine)
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    • Conifer cones, cone scales, cone seeds, and tiny scaly conifer stems are found at a number of short-shoot sites.
    • Pinaceae are Monoecious with small pollen cones and larger seed cones with spirally arranged scales.
    • But that's good news for the tree, since fire opens its serotinous cones to release the seeds, starting the process over again.

Phrasal verbs

cone off

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (British English/inglés británico)
[lane] separar con conos; [road] marcar* con conos

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