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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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Adj.1.parabolical - resembling or expressed by parables
2.parabolical - 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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That was evident, but perhaps that would not have been the case in a supposedly rigidly parabolical trajectory-- a new problem which tormented Barbicane's brain, imprisoned as he was in a circle of unknowns which he could not unravel.
In so doing I employed the parabolical method of savages.
In the light of the perspective of man's standing before the law as represented in and through Kafka's parabolical legend the court seems insofar 'logical' as its organization has found a way to create a rendezvous between being and meaning.