parabola Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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parabolanoun [C]

 /pəˈræb·ə·lə/
geometry a U-shaped curve geometry A parabola is the graph (= drawing) of a quadratic equation
Translations of “parabola”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拋物線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抛物线…
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