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# parabolic

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

• adj. Of or similar to a parable.
• adj. Of or having the form of a parabola or paraboloid.

• adj. Of, or pertaining to, or in the shape of a parabola or paraboloid
• adj. Of or pertaining to a parable
• n. A parabolic function, equation etc

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• adj. Of the nature of a parable; expressed by a parable or figure; allegorical.
• adj. Having the form or nature of a parabola; pertaining to, or resembling, a parabola.
• adj. Having a form like that generated by the revolution of a parabola, or by a line that moves on a parabola as a directing curve.

### from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

• Of or pertaining to a parable; of the nature of a parable.
• Of or pertaining to parabole; of the nature of parabole.
• Having the form or outline of a. parabola; of, pertaining to, or resembling a parabola.
• Having only one point at infinity, or otherwise determined in character by the coalescence of two quantities.
• y = a + bx + cx + dx + ex + etc.
• A space in which the sum of the three angles of every triangle is equal to two right angles: so called because the two points at infinity on every straight line in such space coincide; also, every point in every plane in such a space is a point of no curvature, and is therefore a parabolic point.
• A parabola so approaching a curve that their distance apart becomes and remains less than any given distance, though never zero.
• n. A parabola or paraboloid.

• adj. having the form of a parabola
• adj. resembling or expressed by parables

## Etymologies

Ultimately from Greek parabolē, comparison; see parable. Sense 2, from parabola.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

## Examples

• British space tourist and adventurer Richard Garriott, the son of an astronaut, will officiate at the ceremony during the 90-minute flight, which includes 15 rollercoaster-type dives, known as parabolic arcs, which last up to 30 seconds.

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• I have heard of a wonderful mirror known to science, which is called the parabolic mirror.

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• That is called a parabolic vertical mania- and it subsequently collapsed into panic selling.

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• This steepness would be described as a parabolic move on the chart by stock traders.

• Workers assemble a pilot solar collector known as a parabolic trough during testing for the proposed solar power plant near Blythe, Calif.

• All three power plants use curved mirrors called parabolic troughs to reflect and concentrate the sunlight to heat up liquid inside tubes for harvesting steam.

• Andasol 1 is a solar-thermal power station and what is known as a parabolic trough power station.

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• Mercedes To line this car up on an empty highway and roll on the throttle is to experience a unique, Newtonian effervescence, a momentary microgravity when the 4,800-pound dreadnaught around you disappears and you float in a kind of parabolic apogee of pleasure.

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• To line this car up on an empty highway and roll on the throttle is to experience a unique, Newtonian effervescence, a momentary microgravity when the 4,800-pound dreadnaught around you disappears and you float in a kind of parabolic apogee of pleasure.

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• In economics this trend is considered "parabolic", and all things that go parabolic are unsustainable.

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