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conic section

noun

Definition of CONIC SECTION

1
:  a plane curve, line, pair of intersecting lines, or point that is the intersection of or bounds the intersection of a plane and a cone with two nappes
2
:  a curve generated by a point which always moves so that the ratio of its distance from a fixed point to its distance from a fixed line is constant

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First Known Use of CONIC SECTION

1664

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