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conics

[kon-iks] /ˈkɒn ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of geometry that deals with conic sections.
Origin
see conic, -ics

conic

[kon-ik] /ˈkɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
Also, conical. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone.
noun
2.
Geometry, conic section.
Origin
1560-70; < Greek kōnikós, equivalent to kôn(os) cone + -ikos -ic
Related forms
conically, adverb
conicity
[ko-nis-i-tee] /kɒˈnɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
conicalness, noun
multiconic, adjective
semiconical, adjective
semiconically, adverb
subconic, adjective
subconical, adjective
subconically, adverb
unconical, adjective
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  • Both types make it easier to draw families of conics.
British Dictionary definitions for conics

conics

/ˈkɒnɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of geometry concerned with the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola

conic

/ˈkɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
  1. having the shape of a cone
  2. of or relating to a cone
noun
2.
another name for conic section
See also conics
Derived Forms
conically, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin, from Greek kōnikos, from kōnoscone
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Word Origin and History for conics

conic

adj.

1560s, "pertaining to a cone," from Latin conicus, from Greek konikos "cone-shaped," from konos (see cone).

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