Origin of parabolic1
Origin of parabolic2
Examples from the Web for parabolic
Historical Examples of parabolic
All the small d's spout upward in parabolic curves, and descend at a considerable distance.A Book of Autographs
Examine the second photograph, which shows a spherical, sound wave starting at the focus of a parabolic mirror.
They swung about the star in a parabolic orbit, for, at their velocity, the sun could not hold them in a planetary orbit.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
The course of such a tariff with increasing distance would be represented by the parabolic curved lines on the preceding diagram.Railroads: Rates and Regulations
William Z. Ripley
He glanced at the parabolic radar antenna, rearing its head a dozen feet above him.Way of a Rebel
Walter M. Miller
mid-15c., from Late Latin parabolicus, from late Greek parabolikos "figurative," from parabole (see parable). Related: Parabolical.