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parabola

noun [C] uk   /pəˈræb.əl.ə/ specialized us  
a type of curve such as that made by an object that is thrown up in the air and falls to the ground in a different place
parabolic
adjective uk   /ˌpær.əˈbɒl.ɪk/ us    /ˌper.əˈbɑː.lɪk/
a parabolic curve/trajectory
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