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conic

## 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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