HyperDic: conic_section

English > 1 sense of the expression conic section:
NOUNshapeconic section, conic(geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
English > conic section: 1 sense > noun 1, shape
Meaning(geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone.
Synonymconic
CategorygeometryThe pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
Narrowerellipse, ovalA closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
hyperbolaAn open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone
parabolaA plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve
Broaderplane figure, two-dimensional figureA two-dimensional shape
Spanishcónica, cónico, sección cónica
Catalancònica, secció cònica, superfície cònica

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