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# Conchoid

[kong-koid] /ˈkɒŋ kɔɪd/

noun, Geometry.
1.
a plane curve such that if a straight line is drawn from a certain fixed point, called the pole of the curve, to the curve, the part of the line intersected between the curve and its asymptote is always equal to a fixed distance. Equation: r = b ± a sec(θ).
/ˈkɒŋkɔɪd/
noun
1.
(geometry) a plane curve consisting of two branches situated about a line to which they are asymptotic, so that a line from a fixed point (the pole) intersecting both branches is of constant length between asymptote and either branch. Equation: (x – a)²(x² + y²) = b²x² where a is the distance between the pole and a vertical asymptote and b is the length of the constant segment

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• Conchoidal

[kong-koid-l] /kɒŋˈkɔɪd l/ adjective, Mineralogy. 1. noting a shell-like fracture form produced on certain minerals by a blow. /kɒŋˈkɔɪdəl/ adjective 1. (of the fracture of minerals and rocks) having smooth shell-shaped convex and concave surfaces 2. (of minerals and rocks, such as flint) having such a fracture conchoidal (kŏng-koid’l) Of or relating to a mineral […]

• Conchology

[kong-kol-uh-jee] /kɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of zoology dealing with the shells of mollusks. /kɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the study and collection of mollusc shells

• Conchos

[kawn-chaws; English kon-chohs] /ˈkɔn tʃɔs; English ˈkɒn tʃoʊs/ noun 1. a river in NE Mexico, flowing E and N to the Rio Grande. About 350 miles (565 km) long.

• Conchy

[kon-chee] /ˈkɒn tʃi/ noun, plural conchies. Slang: Often Disparaging. 1. conscientious objector. noun A conscientious objector tomilitary service (WWI British)

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