Cones



[kohn] /koʊn/

noun
1.
Geometry.

2.
anything shaped like a cone:
sawdust piled up in a great cone; the cone of a volcano.
3.
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4.
Botany.

5.
Anatomy. one of the cone-shaped cells in the retina of the eye, sensitive to color and intensity of light.
Compare (def 17).
6.
one of a series of cone-shaped markers placed along a road, as around an area of highway construction, especially to exclude or divert motor vehicles.
7.
(in a taper thread screw or bevel gear) an imaginary cone or frustum of a cone concentric to the axis and defining the pitch surface or one of the extremities of the threads or teeth.
8.
Ceramics. .
verb (used with object), coned, coning.
9.
to shape like a cone or a segment of a cone.
/kəʊn/
noun
1.

2.
anything that tapers from a circular section to a point, such as a wafer shell used to contain ice cream
3.

4.
a small cone-shaped bollard used as a temporary traffic marker on roads
5.
Also called retinal cone. any one of the cone-shaped cells in the retina of the eye, sensitive to colour and bright light
verb
6.
(transitive) to shape like a cone or part of a cone
n.

1560s, from Middle French cone (16c.) or directly from Latin conus “a cone, peak of a helmet,” from Greek konos “cone, spinning top, pine cone,” perhaps from PIE root *ko- “to sharpen” (cf. Sanskrit sanah “whetstone,” Latin catus “sharp,” Old English han “stone”).

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