Meaning | (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone. |
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Synonym | conic section |
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Category | geometry | The pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces |
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Narrower | ellipse, oval | A closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it |
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hyperbola | An open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone |

parabola | A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve |

Broader | plane figure, two-dimensional figure | A two-dimensional shape |
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Spanish | cónica, cónico, sección cónica |
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Catalan | cònica, secció cònica, superfície cònica |
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Adjectives | conic | relating to or resembling a cone |
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