con·​ic | \ ˈkä-nik How to pronounce conic (audio) \

Definition of conic

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1 : of or relating to a cone



Definition of conic (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from conic


conicity \ kō-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce conicity (audio) \ noun

Examples of conic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective News of Amazon's interest in Future Retail comes as the conic American jeweler Tiffany & Co. announced last week plans to open in India. Fortune, "Amazon and India’s No. 2 Retailer Are Close to a Deal," 13 Aug. 2019 The large, conic taproot that develops during its first year is kind of like a carrot, Robson said. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "Column: Don't let wild parsnip, giant hogweed, poison ivy wreck your summer," 28 July 2017

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First Known Use of conic


1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Conic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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