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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To express, as in a parable; treat as a parable; make into a parable.
  • To speak parabolically.
  • To make a parabola of; give a parabolic form to.


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  • Relating to telescope making. It's the process by which one changes a spherical curvature (which would cause spherical aberration) into a parabolic curvature.

    January 28, 2009