Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a parable. parabolical.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or having the form of a parabola.

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Usage examples "parabolic":

  1. The second shot is propelled by a larger charge, and follows a parabolic arc as it falls. - "Our Legal Heritage", 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", 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", Steven E. Jones.