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Directrix (Conic Section)

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The Line which, together with the point known as the Focus, serves to define a Conic Section.

See also Conic Section, Ellipse, Focus, Hyperbola, Parabola


Coxeter, H. S. M. Introduction to Geometry, 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, pp. 115-116, 1969.

Coxeter, H. S. M. and Greitzer, S. L. Geometry Revisited. Washington, DC: Math. Assoc. Amer., pp. 141-144, 1967.

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