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 n. That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
 n. That branch of geometry which treats of the cone and the curves which arise from its sections.
 n. Conic sections.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
 n. The doctrine of conic sections. See conic.
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His innovative methodology and terminology, especially in the field of conics, influenced many later scholars including Ptolemy, Francesco Maurolico, Isaac Newton, and René Descartes.

The class followed my every step for drawing cones intersected by planes to produce each of the four conics sections.

The creative sketches the class made on their homework papers, and too often on their desks, had inspired me to design the conics lesson around art.

The stuff he found was the spermicide nonoxynol9, which conics on most condoms.

One of them, a lost book on conics, the study of curves generated by the intersection of a plane and a cone, formed the basis of later momentous work by Apollonius which substantially advanced the sciences of navigation and astronomy.

Butting up against inflated egos conics with the territory.

When the real bull conics, you'll see/G6mez snapped.

Constantinople; and Ibn Korrah enriched the stores of his country in this department with translations of Archimedes and the conics of

Cartesian coordinates, and with rectangular axes, the conics by the intersection of which two and two Menaechmus solved the problem; in the case of the rectangular hyperbola it was the asymptoteproperty which he used.

He also wrote a book περι πυρειων {peri pyreiôn}, _On burningmirrors_, which probably discussed, among other forms of mirror, surfaces of parabolic or elliptic section, and used the focal properties of the two conics; it was in this work that Diocles gave an independent and clever solution (by means of an ellipse and a rectangular hyperbola) of Archimedes's problem of cutting
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