What does the word parabolic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to a parable. parabolical.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to or having the form of a parabola.

Usage examples for parabolic

  1. The second shot is propelled by a larger charge, and follows a parabolic arc as it falls. – Our Legal Heritage by S. A. Reilly
  2. A searchlight is merely a source of light, and of course, of heat, which is placed at the focus of a parabolic reflector so that all of the rays emanating from the source travel in parallel lines. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  3. The parabolic cooker involves a reflective dish that concentrates sunlight to a point where the food is cooked. – The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler by Steven E. Jones