Definition of parabola noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

parabola

 noun
noun
NAmE//pəˈræbələ//
 
(geometry)
 
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a curve like the path of an object thrown into the air and falling back to earth
NAmE//ˌpærəˈbɑlɪk//
 
adjective parabolic curves
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