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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane running next to an element of the curve.

Usage examples (33)
  • The arching curve above - technically known as a "parabola" - is the signature of the squaring function x2 operating behind the scenes.
  • In this case, the parabola is the graph of the function.
  • See, it's just not okay to be calling a parabola a sphere.
  • You describe the curve known as a parabola, and skin your own nose on the icy crust of the snow. for more
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