## parabolas

Noun

- plural form of
*parabola*

- He discovered a simpler method of quadrating
**parabolas**than that of Archimedes, and a method of finding the greatest and the smallest ordinates of curved lines analogous to that of the then unknown differential calculus. - The second includes a "Method for the Quadrature of
**Parabolas**," and a treatise "on Maxima and Minima, on Tangents, and on Centres of Gravity," containing the same solutions of a variety of problems as were afterwards incorporated into the more extensive method of fluxions by Newton and Leibnitz. - If one of the foci be at infinity, the conics are confocal
**parabolas**, which may also be regarded as**parabolas**having a common focus and axis. - Were
**parabolas**in most cases within the limits of error of his observations. - It should also be remarked that even if the curves were not
**parabolas**, it would always be possible to draw**parabolas**to agree closely with the observations over a restricted range of temperature.

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