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- n. Plural form of conic section.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. that branch of geometry which treats of the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.
- n. See under Conic.
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Toulon, to give a celebratory lecture on the theme of conic sections in non-Euclidean geometry which was met with remarkable success.
Romanticism is dead; the continents of the future will be outlined with clean straight lines and re-shaped into conic sections and rhombuses; the old geological must be replaced with a world of geometry.
Forthwith the classics were discarded and all of our efforts turned to mathematics, which had ever been my bete noire, or stumbling block, from the multiplication-table to conic sections and analytical geometry.