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- n. A non-plane curve formed by the intersection of the surface of an oblique cone with the surface of a sphere centred at the cone's vertex.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nonplane curve formed by the intersection of the surface of an oblique cone with the surface of a sphere whose center is at the vertex of the cone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A non-plane curve, the intersection of a sphere with a quadric cone having its vertex at the center of the sphere.
From sphere and conic. (Wiktionary)
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