from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In mathematics, a curve of such a nature that the powers of its ordinates are to each other as the next lower powers of its abscissas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Geom.) One branch of a parabola, being terminated at the principal vertex of the curve.
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- noun geometry One
branchof a parabola, terminating at the principal vertexof the curve.
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semi- + parabola
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