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conic projection

  
, conical projection  
      n   a map projection on which the earth is shown as projected onto a cone with its apex over one of the poles and with parallels of latitude radiating from this apex  
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conic  
      adj     (also)   
  conical  
1   
a    having the shape of a cone  
b    of or relating to a cone  
      n  
2       another name for       conic section     (See also)        conics  
     (C16: from New Latin, from Greek konikos, from konos cone)  
  conically      adv  


conic projection   , conical projection  
      n   a map projection on which the earth is shown as projected onto a cone with its apex over one of the poles and with parallels of latitude radiating from this apex  
conic section  
      n   one of a group of curves formed by the intersection of a plane and a right circular cone. It is either a circle, ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola, depending on the eccentricity, e, which is constant for a particular curve e = 0 for a circle; e<lab>1 for an ellipse; e = 1 for a parabola; e<rab>1 for a hyperbola.,   (Often shortened to)    conic  

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conic

  
   , conical  
cone-shaped, conoid, funnel-shaped, pointed, pyramidal, tapered, tapering  

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conic, conic section, conics, clonic

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