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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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Translations

parabolic

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

[ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk] adjparabolique
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parabolic

adj
Parabol-; curveparabelförmig; parabolic mirrorParabolspiegel m
(Liter) → gleichnishaft
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References in classic literature ?
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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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In 2017, the parabolic rise in Bitcoin prices was speculative in nature, more do with the Fear Of Missing Out syndrome, But in 2019, fundamental factors such as trade wars triggered by the United States on China, Mexico, Canada and India along with potential launch Bitcoin futures on US bourses are impacting the prices.
These Small Diameter Break-Off Parabolic Points are .166-inch in diameter and provide a tight fit along the full length of the point's shank, thanks to their evenly spaced grooves, which hold the appropriate amount of adhesive needed to keep the points securely in place.
In order of priority, they are: full round, parabolic and trapezoidal.
"Our investigation was comparing solar district cooling from parabolic trough collectors or solar cooling from evacuated tube collectors," said Perdichizzi.
In Morocco, Sener has a fully operational division in the country since 2016, located in Rabat, and participates in the Noor solar complex -the largest solar complex on the planet- as part of the turnkey building consortium, and supplier of all the technology, of the three solar thermal energy plants of the complex: the Noor Ouarzazate I and Noor Ouarzazate II complexes, both with SENERtrough parabolic troughs, and Noor Ouarzazate III, with a central tower configuration.