oblique circular cone


oblique circular cone
Geom.
a cone whose surface is generated by lines joining a fixed point to the points of a circle, the fixed point lying on a line that is not perpendicular to the circle at its center. Cf. right circular cone.
[‡1950-55]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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