Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the manner of a parable or of parabole; by parable or by parabole.
  • In the manner or form of a parabola.

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

  • adverb By way of parable; in a parabolic manner.
  • adverb In the form of a parabola.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a parabolic manner
  • adverb In the form of a parabola

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

parabolic +‎ -ally

Examples

  • A market that has moved parabolically as silver had in the past several months was particularly vulnerable to a sell-off, and all that was required was a tipping point -- which these margin increases provided.

    Daniel Dicker: Big Silver and Oil Moves End All Speculation About Speculators

  • A market that has moved parabolically as silver had in the past several months was particularly vulnerable to a sell-off, and all that was required was a tipping point -- which these margin increases provided.

    Daniel Dicker: Big Silver and Oil Moves End All Speculation About Speculators

  • We return yet again to the surface of the sun, its radiant energy locally reflected and parabolically concentrated onto a patch of turf somewhere in California.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • We return yet again to the surface of the sun, its radiant energy locally reflected and parabolically concentrated onto a patch of turf somewhere in California.

    Attack of the Parabolic Façade?

  • Sanglier to say if he is instructed in the more mysterious and secret terms of the science, by which the more learned do emblematically, and as it were parabolically, express to each other what is conveyed to others in the ordinary language, taught in the very accidence as it were of

    Quentin Durward

  • The price of oil jumped $3 the next day Wed., and from there on it has spike parabolically.

    The Big Picture

  • There is some superimposed parabolically decreasing trend, and moreover the distance between the allowed values gets smaller as you go to the future.

    MBH Proxies in Bo Li et al « Climate Audit

  • Libbrecht gives a very partial explanation in 5: a thin but growing facet is expected to have a parabolically curved edge, with a small radius of curvature.

    Mystery in The Air - The Panda's Thumb

  • Behind each of the secretaries, long hallways curved parabolically into the distance.

    Foul Lines

  • Behind each of the secretaries, long hallways curved parabolically into the distance.

    Foul Lines

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