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Topic: MATHS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek parabole; PARABLE

parabola

noun
     
pa‧rab‧o‧la [countable]
technicalHM a curve in the shape of the imaginary line an object makes when it is thrown high in the air and comes down a little distance away
parabolic adjective
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