Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or based upon many cones.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or based upon, many cones.
  • adjective (Map Making) a projection of the earth's surface, or any portion thereof, by which each narrow zone is projected upon a conical surface that touches the sphere along this zone, the conical surface being then unrolled. This projection differs from conic projection in that latter assumes but one cone for the whole map. Polyconic projection is that in use in the United States coast and geodetic survey.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or based upon, many cones.

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Examples

  • A straight line on the polyconic chart represents a near approach to a great circle, making a slightly different angle with each meridian of longitude as they converge toward the poles.

    Lectures in Navigation

  • We’re also told that in the Il Fico grove the trees are highly productive, with some fantastic looking polyconic vase structures.

    Adopt an Olive Tree! at eternallycool.net

  • We’re also told that in the Il Fico grove the trees are highly productive, with some fantastic looking polyconic vase structures.

    2007 October 12 archive at eternallycool.net

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