Origin of parabolicLate Latin parabolicus from Late Greek parabolikos
The concave form of the satellite dish is an example of a parabolic shape.
- An example of something parabolic is the lesson in Jesus' tale of the Good Samaritan.
- An example of something parabolic is a sattaline dish.
The definition of parabolic is expressed as a parable, or bowl-shaped.
of, in the form of, or expressed by a parable
- of or like a parabola
- bowl-shaped, as a reflector, antenna, or microphone, so that sections parallel to the plane of symmetry are parabolas
- Of or similar to a parable.
- Of or having the form of a parabola or paraboloid.
Origin of parabolicUltimately from Greek parabolē comparison ; see parable . Sense 2, from parabola
- From the Adoption of Parabolic Teaching to the End of the Ministry in Galilee.
- Could be reflected and converged by cylindrical parabolic mirrors.
- Let the length of half the parabolic chain be called s, then 4.
- It imitates the motions made in polishing a speculum by hand by giving both a rectilinear and a lateral motion to the polisher, while the speculum revolves slowly; by shifting two eccentric pins the course of the polisher can be varied at will from a straight line to an ellipse of very small eccentricity, and a true parabolic figure can thus be obtained.
- A A is a concave parabolic mirror, whose axis a c is inclined to the axis of the tube a b so that the image of an object in the focus of the mirror may be viewed by an eye-piece at E, the angle b a c being tier equal to the angle c a E.