con·ic /ˈkɑnɪk/ 形容詞
Con·ic Con·ic·al, a.
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.
Con·ic, n. Math. A conic section.
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]