Meaning of PARABOLA in English
n. an open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side, resembling the path of a projectile under the action of gravity.
Etymology: mod.L f. Gk parabole placing side by side, comparison (as PARA-(1), bole a throw f. ballo)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012