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con·​ic ˈkä-nik How to pronounce conic (audio)
: of or relating to a cone
conicity noun


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Examples of conic in a Sentence

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With a circular opening near the surface, just 15 feet below sea level, the steep 80-degree-plus slopes form a large conic structure the scientists say is covered by biofilms, sediments, limestone, and gypsum ledges. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 1 May 2023 The new blue hole features steep slopes forming a conic structure with the study of microbial diversity below an intriguing possibility. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 1 May 2023 The shape that is left is called a conic. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Jan. 2021 The conic brush helps to sculpt individual lashes and the buildable formula delivers clump-free coverage. Celia Shatzman, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 May 2022 The long-lasting mascara’s conic brush helps to sculpt and separate individual lashes. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2022 The large, conic taproot that develops during its first year is kind of like a carrot, Robson said. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, 28 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conic was in 1570

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“Conic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: of, relating to, or shaped like a cone

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