Parabolic meaning

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Of, in the form of, or expressed by a parable.
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Of or like a parabola.
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The definition of parabolic is expressed as a parable, or bowl-shaped.

An example of something parabolic is the lesson in Jesus' tale of the Good Samaritan.

An example of something parabolic is a sattaline dish.

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Of or similar to a parable.
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Of or having the form of a parabola or paraboloid.
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Bowl-shaped, as a reflector, antenna, or microphone, so that sections parallel to the plane of symmetry are parabolas.
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Of, or pertaining to, or in the shape of a parabola or paraboloid.
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Of or pertaining to a parable.
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A parabola,or appearing as a parabola.
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(mathematics) A parabolic function, equation etc.
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Origin of parabolic

  • Ultimately from Greek parabolē comparison parable Sense 2, from parabola

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition