Definition of conical in English:

conical

adjective

  • Having the shape of a cone.

    • ‘The conical shape of a volcano became visible at first, its top slightly lopsided from the last time it erupted.’
    • ‘The four-bedroom houses have a conical shaped roof and turret shaped sitting rooms and come with a detached garage.’
    • ‘The ancestral tooth shape is conical, but there are numerous variations depending on the diet of the fish.’
    • ‘The interface between the oil and water will change shape depending on the voltage applied across the conical structure.’
    • ‘They were conical in shape, balanced on thick pillars and set in the valley of the gods' sea.’
    • ‘Ice pellets are quite moderate in size and are composed of clear ice, sometimes conical in shape.’
    • ‘The gas is forced to spiral ever inwards towards the axis of the conical section with increasing tangential velocity.’
    • ‘The shape of the conical tower on the left is almost exactly the same as the shape of the view up the street.’
    • ‘The cortical area is clearly defined from the inverted conical or pyramid-shaped medulla.’
    • ‘In the south, conical grass huts provide warmth and safety from heavy rains and more variable climates.’
    • ‘Under that long nose is a pair of conical, carbonfibre crush cones.’
    • ‘The dorsal outline of this species is slightly convex, whereas that of our material is nearly conical.’
    • ‘Spherical disk blades provide better herbicide mixing than conical disk blades.’
    • ‘Cut the dough in half, transfer one piece to a buttered bowl, and knead the dough to form a conical shape.’
    • ‘Thus, unlike spherical and conical inserts the chisel insert may be directionally oriented about its center axis.’
    • ‘The space station has an odd shape, a donut with a conical re-entry vehicle at the center.’
    • ‘In these cases the whole structure has a more conical shape, with the apex down and its size expanding upwards.’
    • ‘What appeared to be a green hologram of some sort of conical machine had taken up residence in the square, and there were crowds of black and red gathered around it.’
    • ‘Due to the double conical shape, the lower part can be placed exactly inside the upper part.’
    • ‘Even the conical containers and the garden seating defied gravity.’
    cone-shaped, tapered, tapering, pointed, funnel-shaped
    pointy
    infundibular, turbinate, conoid
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Pronunciation:

conical

/ˈkɒnɪk(ə)l/