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## Synonyms for parabola

*noun*

**arched, rounded line or object**

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## Antonyms for parabola

### curves

## Word Origin & History

1570s, from Modern Latin parabola, from Greek parabole "parabola, comparison, analogy; application" (see parable), so called by Apollonius of Perga c.210 B.C.E. because it is produced by "application" of a given area to a given straight line. It had a different sense in Pythagorean geometry. Related: Parabolic.

## Example Sentences for parabola

He reached the height of the 'parabola,' and is now about to descend.

Is the orbit that of an ellipse, or a circle, or a parabola?

You will remember that a Republican State is represented by a parabola.

Its actual path will be a curve, which in this case is a parabola.

As a matter of fact the path of a projectile in vacuo is only approximately a parabola.

The parabola of a comet was perhaps a yet better illustration of the career of humanity.

The vertex of the parabola is at the level of the greatest velocity.

The resulting diagram is a curve which is approximately a parabola.

A heavy silver match-box was tossed in a parabola through the air.

If the air-resistance be neglected, it can be shown that the trajectory is a parabola.