An example of a cone is a funnel.
An example of a cone is the waffle pastry in which ice cream is served.
An example of a cone is the brown scaly growth which is attached to wreathes.
- A crisp shell of pastry for holding a scoop of ice cream.
- The peak of a volcano.
- Any of various machine parts.
- Any of the brightly colored plastic objects used as a barrier to divert traffic from roadwork, from a chuckhole, etc.
«Let J be an index category which has an initial object I. Let F be a diagram of type J in C. Then category C contains a cone from F(I) to F.»
«If category C has a cone from N to F and a morphism from M to N, then category C also has a cone from M to F.»
Origin of cone
- French cône Middle English cone angle of a quadrant both from Latin cōnus from Greek kōnos kō- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition