Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mathematics, a curve of such a nature that the powers of its ordinates are to each other as the next lower powers of its abscissas.

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

  • noun (Geom.) One branch of a parabola, being terminated at the principal vertex of the curve.

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  • noun geometry One branch of a parabola, terminating at the principal vertex of the curve.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ parabola

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