Definition of Parabolical
1. Adjective. Resembling or expressed by parables.
Partainyms: Parable, Parable
Derivative terms: Parable, Parable, Parable, Parable
2. Adjective. Having the form of a parabola.
Medical Definition of Parabolical
1. Of the nature of a parable; expressed by a parable or figure; allegorical; as, parabolical instruction.
2. [From Parabola.
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Literary usage of Parabolical
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, and Lord by Francis Bacon (1824)
"Allusive or parabolical, is a narration applied only to express some special purpose or conceit: which latter kind of parabolical wisdom was much more in ..."
2. The Edinburgh Journal of Science by Sir David Brewster (1830)
"... on Spherical and parabolical Specula for Telescopes.— In the new Memoirs of the first class of the Royal Institute of the Netherlands, vol. ii. part ii. ..."
3. Ezekiel and the Book of His Prophecy: An Exposition by Patrick Fairbairn (1855)
"... DOOM CONFIRMED BY A parabolical RELATION OF ASSYRIA'S GREATNESS AND DESTRUCTION. ... parabolical ..."
4. The Universal Masonic Library: A Republication in Thirty Volumes of All the by George Oliver (1855)
"... is, that they make use of hieroglyphical figures, parabolical and symbolical customs and ceremonies, secret words and signs, with different degrees of ..."