- having the form or outline of a parabola.
- having a longitudinal section in the form of a paraboloid or parabola: a parabolic reflector.
- of or relating to a parabola.
- of, relating to, or involving a parable.
- of, relating to, or shaped like a parabola
- shaped like a paraboloida parabolic mirror
- of or resembling a parable
adj.mid-15c., from Late Latin parabolicus, from late Greek parabolikos “figurative,” from parabole (see parable). Related: Parabolical.