parabolic


par·a·bol·ic

adjective \ˌpa-rə-ˈbä-lik\

Definition of PARABOLIC

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-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PARABOLIC

in sense 1, from Late Latin parabola parable; in sense 2, from New Latin parabola
First Known Use: 1669

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

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