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par·a·bol·ic

 (păr′ə-bŏl′ĭk) also par·a·bol·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or similar to a parable.
2. Of or having the form of a parabola or paraboloid.

[Ultimately from Greek parabolē, comparison; see parable. Sense 2, from parabola.]

par′a·bol′i·cal·ly adv.

parabolic

(ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk)
adj
1. (Mathematics) of, relating to, or shaped like a parabola
2. shaped like a paraboloid: a parabolic mirror.

parabolic

(ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk) or

parabolical

adj
(Bible) of or resembling a parable
ˌparaˈbolically adv

par•a•bol•ic1

(ˌpær əˈbɒl ɪk)

adj.
1. having the form or outline of a parabola.
2. of, pertaining to, or resembling a parabola.
[1695–1705]

par•a•bol•ic2

(ˌpær əˈbɒl ɪk)

also par`a•bol′i•cal,



adj.
of, pertaining to, or involving a parable.
[1650–60; < Late Latin parabolicus metaphoric < Late Greek parabolikós figurative = Greek parabol(ḗ) parable + -ikos -ic]
par`a•bol′i•cal•ism, n.
par`a•bol′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.parabolic - resembling or expressed by parables
2.parabolic - having the form of a parabola
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
Translations

parabolic

[ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk]
A. ADJparabólico
B. CPD parabolic aerial Nantena f parabólica

parabolic

[ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk] adjparabolique

parabolic

adj
Parabol-; curveparabelförmig; parabolic mirrorParabolspiegel m
(Liter) → gleichnishaft
References in classic literature ?
This intense heat they project in a parallel beam against any object they choose, by means of a polished parabolic mirror of unknown composition, much as the parabolic mirror of a lighthouse projects a beam of light.
Had the elevation of the parabolic mirror been a few yards higher, none could have lived to tell the tale.
The Kangaroo immediately adjourned, tracing against the sunset sky a parabolic curve spanning seven provinces, and evanished below the horizon.
Little Victor in his night-clothes runs to the window, enormously amused at the parabolic flight without reason, for it is too dark to see the grapnel, of my prized tree.
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The inverse problem of determining unknown coefficient in a linear time fractional parabolic equation by using over measured data have attracted considerable interest from engineers and scientist recently.
In this paper we study the run-up of bell-shaped waves on the coast of an inclined bay of parabolic cross-section in the framework of nonlinear shallow water theory.