conical

adjective

con·​i·​cal ˈkä-ni-kəl How to pronounce conical (audio)
: resembling a cone especially in shape
conically adverb

Examples of conical in a Sentence

The tree has a conical shape.
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Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conical was in 1570

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Cite this Entry

“Conical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conical. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

conical

adjective
con·​i·​cal ˈkän-i-kəl How to pronounce conical (audio)
: shaped like a cone
a conical cap
conically adverb

Medical Definition

conical

adjective
con·​i·​cal ˈkän-i-kəl How to pronounce conical (audio)
variants or conic
: resembling a cone especially in shape
conically adverb

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