conics

/kon"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.)the branch of geometry that deals with conic sections.[see CONIC, ICS]
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Conics — Con ics, n. 1. That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections. [1913 Webster] 2. Conic sections. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
conics — noun That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections … Wiktionary
conics — con•ics [[t]ˈkɒn ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) math. the branch of geometry that deals with conic sections • Etymology: 1570–80 … From formal English to slang
conics — /ˈkɒnɪks/ (say koniks) noun the branch of mathematics dealing with conic sections. {conic + s3 (def. 3) … Australian English dictionary
conics — /kon iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of geometry that deals with conic sections. [see CONIC, ICS] … Useful english dictionary
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