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## conic |

4 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Conic \Con"ic\, n. (Math.) A conic section. From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Conic \Con"ic\, Conical \Con"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?: cf F. conique See {Cone}.] 1. Having the form of or resembling, a geometrical cone; round and tapering to a point, or gradually lessening in circumference; as a conic or conical figure; a conical vessel. 2. Of or pertaining to a cone; as conic sections. {Conic section} (Geom.), a curved line formed by the intersection of the surface of a right cone and a plane. The conic sections are the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. The right lines and the circle which result from certain positions of the plane are sometimes though not generally included. {Conic sections}, that branch of geometry which treats of the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. {Conical pendulum}. See {Pendulum}. {Conical projection}, a method of delineating the surface of a sphere upon a plane surface as if projected upon the surface of a cone; -- much used by makers of maps in Europe. {Conical surface} (Geom.), a surface described by a right line moving along any curve and always passing through a fixed point that is not in the plane of that curve. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: conic adj : relating to or resembling a cone; "conical mountains"; "conelike fruit" [syn: {conical}, {conelike}, {cone-shaped}] n : (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone [syn: {conic section}] From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]: CONIC ["Dynamic Configuration for Distributed Systems", J. Kramer et al IEEE Trans Soft Eng SE-11(4):424-436 (Apr 1985)].

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