Parabolic



[par-uh-bol-ik] /ˌpær əˈbɒl ɪk/

adjective
1.
having the form or outline of a .
2.
having a longitudinal section in the form of a paraboloid or :
a parabolic reflector.
3.
of, relating to, or resembling a .
[par-uh-bol-ik] /ˌpær əˈbɒl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or involving a .
/ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or shaped like a parabola
2.
shaped like a paraboloid: a parabolic mirror
/ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a parable
adj.

mid-15c., from Late Latin parabolicus, from late Greek parabolikos “figurative,” from parabole (see parable). Related: Parabolical.

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