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parabola

noun [C]     /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 placeBends, loops and curves parabolic     /ˌpær.əˈbɒl.ɪk/ US  /ˌper.əˈbɑː.lɪk/ adjective a parabolic curve/trajectoryProperties of circles and curves
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