Conic section

Definition of Conic section

(Geom.) a curved line formed by the intersection of the surface of a right cone and a plane. The conic sections are the parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. The right lines and the circle which result from certain positions of the plane are sometimes, though not generally included.

See also: Conic

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conic, ellipse, geometry, hyperbola, oval, parabola, plane figure, two-dimensional figure
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