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# Conic-projection

noun, Cartography.
1.
a map projection based on the concept of projecting the earth’s surface on a conical surface, which is then unrolled to a plane surface.
noun
1.
a map projection on which the earth is shown as projected onto a cone with its apex over one of the poles and with parallels of latitude radiating from this apex
conic projection
(kŏn’ĭk)

A map projection in which the surface features of a globe are depicted as if projected onto a cone typically positioned so as to rest on the globe along a parallel (a line of equal latitude). In flattened form a conic projection produces a roughly semicircular map with the area below the apex of the cone at its center. When the central point is either of Earth’s poles, parallels appear as concentric arcs and meridians as straight lines radiating from the center. Distances along the meridians remain true to scale, while the distortion along the parallels is progressively greater moving away from the parallel on which the cone is assumed to rest. Conic projections centered over a pole are often used in regional or national maps of temperate zones, where the distortion in the middle latitudes (the resting point of the cone) is minimal. Compare azimuthal projection, cylindrical projection.

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• Conics

[kon-iks] /ˈkɒn ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of geometry that deals with sections. [kon-ik] /ˈkɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. Also, conical. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a . noun 2. Geometry. . /ˈkɒnɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the branch of geometry concerned with the parabola, ellipse, and […]

• Conic-section

noun, Geometry. 1. a curve formed by the intersection of a plane with a right circular cone; an ellipse, a circle, a parabola, or a hyperbola. noun 1. one of a group of curves formed by the intersection of a plane and a right circular cone. It is either a circle, ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola, […]

• Conidia

[koh-nid-ee-uh m, kuh-] /koʊˈnɪd i əm, kə-/ noun, plural conidia [koh-nid-ee-uh, kuh-] /koʊˈnɪd i ə, kə-/ (Show IPA). Botany. 1. (in fungi) an asexual spore formed by abstriction at the top of a hyphal branch. /kəʊˈnɪdɪəm/ noun (pl) -nidia (-ˈnɪdɪə) 1. an asexual spore formed at the tip of a specialized hypha (conidiophore) in fungi […]

• Conidiophore

[koh-nid-ee-uh-fawr, -fohr, kuh-] /koʊˈnɪd i əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, kə-/ noun, Botany. 1. (in fungi) a special stalk or branch of the mycelium, bearing conidia. /kəʊˈnɪdɪəˌfɔː/ noun 1. a simple or branched hypha that bears spores (conidia) in such fungi as Penicillium conidiophore co·nid·i·o·phore (kə-nĭd’ē-ə-fôr’) n. A specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia. co·nid’i·oph’or·ous (kə-nĭd’ē-ŏf’ər-əs) adj. conidiophore […]

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