Conic-section meaning

A curve, either an ellipse, circle, parabola, or hyperbola, produced by the intersection of a plane with a right circular cone.
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The intersection of a right circular cone and a plane, which generates one of a group of plane curves, including the circle, ellipse, hyperbola, and parabola.
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A graph of the general quadratic equation in two variables.
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The branch of geometry dealing with ellipses, circles, parabolas, and hyperbolas.
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A curve formed by the intersection of a plane with a cone. Conic sections can appear as circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, or parabolas, depending on the angle of the intersecting plane relative to the cone's base.
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(geometry) Any of the four distinct shapes that are the intersections of a cone with a plane, namely the circle, ellipse, parabola and hyperbola.
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