- of, relating to, or involving a parable.
Origin of parabolic2
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Examples from the Web for parabolical
He was an earnest, plain-spun sort of individual, but he got through his parabolical exposition very satisfactorily.Our Churches and Chapels
Whether the Clergy will like this parabolical Explication of it, I neither know nor care.Six Discourses on the Miracles of our Saviour
The ball ascended to the zenith in a parabolical curve, and was lost amongst the other planets.The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3
Robert H. Newell
These readers accordingly would find a parabolical or pictorial explanation of the incidents.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers
Robert A. Watson
It is divided into narrative, representative, and allusive or parabolical poetry.
- of, relating to, or shaped like a parabola
- shaped like a paraboloida parabolic mirror
- of or resembling a parable
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Word Origin and History for parabolical
mid-15c., from Late Latin parabolicus, from late Greek parabolikos "figurative," from parabole (see parable). Related: Parabolical.
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