conic section


Definition of conic section

  1. 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. 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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