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English definition of “cone”


noun [C]    /koʊn/ geometry
a solid shape with a round base that narrows to a point at the top A cone is also any object shaped like a cone, some of which are hollow and open at the end: ice cream in a waffle cone A cone is also an ice-cream cone A cone is also the hard, oval fruit of an evergreen tree.
(Definition of cone noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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