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Definition of "parabolic" [par•a•bol•ic]

  • Of or similar to a parable. (adjective)
  • Of or having the form of a parabola or paraboloid. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parabolic" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "I have heard of a wonderful mirror known to science, which is called the parabolic mirror."
  • "That is called a parabolic vertical mania- and it subsequently collapsed into panic selling."