# Synonyms for parabola

Grammar : Noun |

Spell : puh-rab-uh-luh |

Phonetic Transcription : pÉ™ËˆrÃ¦bâ€‰É™â€‰lÉ™ |

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## DÃ©finition of parabola

Origin :

- 1570s, from Modern Latin
*parabola*, from Greek*parabole*"parabola, comparison, analogy; application" (see parable), so called by Apollonius of Perga c.210 B.C.E. because it is produced by "application" of a given area to a given straight line. It had a different sense in Pythagorean geometry. Related:*Parabolic*.

- As in curve :
*noun*arched, rounded line or object

**Example sentences**:

*He reached the height of the 'parabola,' and is now about to descend.*- Extract from : «
*Debts of Honor*» by Maurus Jkai

*Is the orbit that of an ellipse, or a circle, or a parabola?*- Extract from : «
*Aether and Gravitation*» by William George Hooper

*You will remember that a Republican State is represented by a parabola.*- Extract from : «
*The Romance of Mathematics*» by P. Hampson

*Its actual path will be a curve, which in this case is a parabola.*- Extract from : «
*Pioneers of Science*» by Oliver Lodge

*As a matter of fact the path of a projectile in vacuo is only approximately a parabola.*- Extract from : «
*Pioneers of Science*» by Oliver Lodge

*The parabola of a comet was perhaps a yet better illustration of the career of humanity.*- Extract from : «
*Looking Backward*» by Edward Bellamy

*The vertex of the parabola is at the level of the greatest velocity.*- Extract from : «
*Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1*» by Various

*The resulting diagram is a curve which is approximately a parabola.*- Extract from : «
*A Rational Wages System*» by Henry Atkinson

*A heavy silver match-box was tossed in a parabola through the air.*- Extract from : «
*Sonia Between two Worlds*» by Stephen McKenna

*If the air-resistance be neglected, it can be shown that the trajectory is a parabola.*- Extract from : «
*The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3*» by Various

## Antonyms for parabola

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