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parabolanoun [C]

uk   /pəˈræb.əl.ə/  us   /pəˈræb.əl.ə/ specialized
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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parabolanoun [C]

 /pəˈræb·ə·lə/
geometry a U-shaped curve
geometry A parabola is the graph (= drawing) of a quadratic equation
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