Meaning of PARABOLIC in English


|parə|bälik adjective

or par·a·bol·i·cal -lə̇kəl

Etymology: in sense 1, from Late Latin parabola parable + Latin -icus -ic, -ical; in sense 2, from New Latin parabola + English -ic — more at parable

1. : of the nature of or expressed by a parable or figure : allegorical

the parabolic tradition of the Gospels — Interpreter's Bible

an account in an ancient parabolical style of the spiritual life of the race — Helen Keller

2. : of, having the form of, or relating to a parabola

motion in a parabolic curve

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.