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Meaning of CONOID

Pronunciation:  'kownoyd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point

CONOID is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cone, cone shape
 See Also: funnel, funnel shape, peak, point, round shape, tip



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Co"noid\, n. [Gr. ? conical; ? cone + ? from: cf. F.
    1. Anything that has a form resembling that of a cone.
    2. (Geom.)
       (a) A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section
           about its axis; as, a parabolic conoid, elliptic
           conoid, etc.; -- more commonly called {paraboloid},
           {ellipsoid}, etc.
       (b) A surface which may be generated by a straight line
           moving in such a manner as always to meet a given
           straight line and a given curve, and continue parallel
           to a given plane. --Math. Dict.
  2. \Co"noid\ a.
    Resembling a cone; conoidal.