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  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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