- conic section
**conic section****►**__NOUN__**▪**the figure of a circle, ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola formed by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone.

*English terms dictionary.
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- conic section
**conic section****►**__NOUN__**▪**the figure of a circle, ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola formed by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone.

*English terms dictionary.
2015.*

**Conic section**— 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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**conic section**— 1. a curve, either an ellipse, circle, parabola, or hyperbola, produced by the intersection of a plane with a right circular cone 2. [pl., with sing. v.] the branch of geometry dealing with ellipses, circles, parabolas, and hyperbolas: also… … English World dictionary**Conic section**— Types of conic sections: 1. Parabola 2. Circle and ellipse 3. Hyperbola … Wikipedia**conic section**— Geom. a curve formed by the intersection of a plane with a right circular cone; an ellipse, a circle, a parabola, or a hyperbola. Also called conic. [1655 65] * * * Any two dimensional curve traced by the intersection of a right circular cone… … Universalium**conic section**— noun (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone • Syn: ↑conic • Derivationally related forms: ↑conic (for: ↑conic) • Topics: ↑geo … Useful english dictionary**Conic section/Proofs**— In mathematics, conic sections are relations which represent the equation of the curve (or curves) that result from passing a plane through a cone.CirclesDefinition: The locus of all points in a plane which are equidistant from a given point.… … Wikipedia**conic section**— noun Any of the four distinct shapes that are the intersections of a cone with a plane, namely the circle, ellipse, parabola and hyperbola. Syn: conic … Wiktionary**conic section**— con′ic sec′tion n. math. a curve formed by the intersection of a plane with a right circular cone; an ellipse, a circle, a parabola, or a hyperbola Also called conic 2) • Etymology: 1655–65 … From formal English to slang**conic section**— noun Date: 1664 1. a plane curve, line, pair of intersecting lines, or point that is the intersection of or bounds the intersection of a plane and a cone with two nappes 2. a curve generated by a point which always moves so that the ratio of its… … New Collegiate Dictionary**conic section**— noun the figure of a circle, ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola formed by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone … English new terms dictionary