### What does **conic** mean?

# Definitions for conic

ˈkɒn ɪkcon·ic

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### Princeton's WordNet

conic section, conicadjective

(geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone

conic, conical, conelike, cone-shapedadjective

relating to or resembling a cone

"conical mountains"; "conelike fruit"

### Wiktionary

conicnoun

A conic section.

conicadjective

conical.

**Etymology:**From κωνικός

### Wikipedia

conic

A conic section, conic or a quadratic curve is a curve obtained from a cone's surface intersecting a plane. The three types of conic section are the hyperbola, the parabola, and the ellipse; the circle is a special case of the ellipse, though it was sometimes called as a fourth type. The ancient Greek mathematicians studied conic sections, culminating around 200 BC with Apollonius of Perga's systematic work on their properties. The conic sections in the Euclidean plane have various distinguishing properties, many of which can be used as alternative definitions. One such property defines a non-circular conic to be the set of those points whose distances to some particular point, called a focus, and some particular line, called a directrix, are in a fixed ratio, called the eccentricity. The type of conic is determined by the value of the eccentricity. In analytic geometry, a conic may be defined as a plane algebraic curve of degree 2; that is, as the set of points whose coordinates satisfy a quadratic equation in two variables which can be written in the form A x 2 + B x y + C y 2 + D x + E y + F = 0. {\displaystyle Ax^{2}+Bxy+Cy^{2}+Dx+Ey+F=0.} The geometric properties of the conic can be deduced from its equation. In the Euclidean plane, the three types of conic sections appear quite different, but share many properties. By extending the Euclidean plane to include a line at infinity, obtaining a projective plane, the apparent difference vanishes: the branches of a hyperbola meet in two points at infinity, making it a single closed curve; and the two ends of a parabola meet to make it a closed curve tangent to the line at infinity. Further extension, by expanding the real coordinates to admit complex coordinates, provides the means to see this unification algebraically.

### ChatGPT

conic

A conic or conic section is a type of curve formed by the intersection of a plane with a cone (or conic solid). The four major types of conic sections are circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas. Their equations are defined in a coordinate system. These curves have various important properties and applications in physics, engineering, astronomy, and many other fields.

### Webster Dictionary

Conicadjective

alt. of Conical

Conicnoun

a conic section

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Conic

**-al**;**Conics**. See**Cone**.

### Surnames Frequency by Census Records

CONIC

According to the U.S. Census Bureau,

**Conic**is ranked**#152628**in terms of the most common surnames in America.

The**Conic**surname appeared**107**times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately**0**would have the surname**Conic**.**81.3%**or**87**total occurrences were**Black**.**10.2%**or**11**total occurrences were**White**.**7.4%**or**8**total occurrences were of**Hispanic**origin.

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### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of conic in Chaldean Numerology is:

**1**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of conic in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**8**

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