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parabolic2

[par-uh-bol-ik] /ˌpær əˈbɒl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or involving a parable.
Also, parabolical.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin parabolicus metaphoric < Late Greek parabolikós figurative, equivalent to Greek parabol() parable + -ikos -ic
Related forms
parabolicalism, noun
parabolically, adverb
nonparabolical, adjective
nonparabolically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for parabolical

parabolic2

/ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a parable
Derived Forms
parabolically, adverb

parabolic1

/ˌpærəˈbɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or shaped like a parabola
2.
shaped like a paraboloid: a parabolic mirror
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Word Origin and History for parabolical

parabolic

adj.

mid-15c., from Late Latin parabolicus, from late Greek parabolikos "figurative," from parabole (see parable). Related: Parabolical.

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