Meaning of PARABOLIC in English

PARABOLIC

parabolic 1

/par'euh bol"ik/ , adj.

1. having the form or outline of a parabola.

2. having a longitudinal section in the form of a paraboloid or parabola: a parabolic reflector.

3. of, pertaining to, or resembling a parabola.

[ 1695-1705; PARABOL(A) + -IC ]

parabolic 2

— parabolicalism , n. — parabolically , adv.

/par'euh bol"ik/ , adj.

of, pertaining to, or involving a parable.

Also, parabolical .

[ 1650-60; parabolicus metaphoric parabolikós figurative, equiv. to Gk parabol ( é ) PARABLE + -ikos -IC ]

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