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parabolic

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adjective par·a·bol·ic \ˌpa-rə-ˈbä-lik\

Definition of parabolic

  1. 1 :  expressed by or being a parable :  allegorical

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

par·a·bol·i·cal·ly play \-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

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