conic

Definitions of conic
  1. adjective
    relating to or resembling a cone
  2. noun
    (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
    synonyms: conic section
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    ellipse, oval
    a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
    parabola
    a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve
    hyperbola
    an open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone
    circle
    ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
    type of:
    plane figure, two-dimensional figure
    a two-dimensional shape
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