Definition of Parabolas

1. Noun. (plural of parabola) ¹



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Definition of Parabolas

1. parabola [n] - See also: parabola

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parabolas

parabiotic flap
parabiotically
parablast
parablastic
parablasts
parable
parabled
parablelike
parablepsia
parablepsis
parablepsy
parables
parabling
parabola
parabolae
parabolas (current term)
parabole
paraboles
parabolic
parabolic geometry
parabolic mirror
parabolic reflector
parabolical
parabolically
parabolicity
parabolics
paraboliform
parabolism
parabolisms
parabolist

Literary usage of Parabolas

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1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1839)
"OF THE EQUATION OF STRAIT LINES WITH THE CROOKED LINES OF parabolas AND OTHER FIGURES MADE IN IMITATION OF parabolas. 1. To find the strait line equal to ..."

2. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1871)
"Find three parabolas such that a tangent of one will be cut harmonically by the other two. Solution by the Rev. R. TOWNSEND, MA, FRS The envelope of a ..."

3. A Treatise on the Higher Plane Curves: Intended as a Sequel to A Treatise on by George Salmon (1879)
"Newton has given the name " divergent parabolas" to the curves considered ... is that every cubic may be projected into one of the five divergent parabolas. ..."

4. Problems in Illustration of the Principles of Plane Coordinate Geometry by William Walton (1851)
"Intersection of parabolas. 1. If two parabolas have their axes perpendicular ... The equations to the two parabolas, supposing the axes of coordinates to be ..."

5. The Collected Mathematical Papers of Arthur Cayley by Arthur Cayley (1896)
"21), the sections by the planes of zx, zy are the parabolas having the ... У itself along the parabolas as directrices. The form is best seen from fig. ..."

6. Mathematical Questions and Solutions, from "The Educational Times", with edited by Constance I Marks (1899)
"Find the foci of two parabolas passing through A and B and having XY for their common directrix. Solution by LIONEL E. REAY, BA; the PROPOSER ; and othert. ..."

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