Iconic vs Conic - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between iconic and conic

is that iconic is relating to, or having the characteristics of, an icon while conic is conical.

As a noun conic is

(geometry) a conic section.

iconic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an icon.
  • Famously and distinctively representative of its type.
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  • (linguistics) Representing something; symbolic.
  • an iconic gesture in sign language

    Antonyms

    * (relating to an icon) aniconic * (linguistics) batonic

    conic

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • conical.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geometry) A conic section.