noun (plural parabolas or parabolae)
- (geometry) The conic section formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to a tangent plane to the cone; the locus of a point equidistant from a point (the focus) and a line (the directrix).
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (parabolÄ)
- Dutch: parabool
- French: parabole
- German: Parabel(de)f
- Italian: parabola(it)f
- Spanish: parí¡bola(es)f
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