Meaning of PARABOLIC in English

PARABOLIC

adj.

Pronunciation: ˌ pa-r ə - ' bä-lik

Function: adjective

Etymology: in sense 1, from Late Latin parabola parable; in sense 2, from New Latin parabola

Date: 1669

1 : expressed by or being a parable : ALLEGORICAL

2 : of, having the form of, or relating to a parabola <motion in a parabolic curve>

– par · a · bol · i · cal · ly \ -li-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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