Parabolic conoid
Parabolic Par`a*bol"ic, Parabolical Par`a*bol"ic*al, a. [Gr. paraboliko`s figurative: cf. F. parabolique. See {Parable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a parable; expressed by a parable or figure; allegorical; as, parabolical instruction. [1913 Webster]

2. [From {Parabola}.] (Geom.) (a) Having the form or nature of a parabola; pertaining to, or resembling, a parabola; as, a parabolic curve. (b) Having a form like that generated by the revolution of a parabola, or by a line that moves on a parabola as a directing curve; as, a parabolic conoid; a parabolic reflector; a parabolic antenna. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Parabolic conoid}, a paraboloid; a conoid whose directing curve is a parabola. See {Conoid}.

{Parabolic mirror} (Opt.), a mirror having a paraboloidal surface which gives for parallel rays (as those from very distant objects) images free from aberration. It is used in reflecting telescopes.

{Parabolic spindle}, the solid generated by revolving the portion of a parabola cut off by a line drawn at right angles to the axis of the curve, about that line as an axis.

{Parabolic spiral}, a spiral curve conceived to be formed by the periphery of a semiparabola when its axis is wrapped about a circle; also, any other spiral curve having an analogy to the parabola. [1913 Webster]


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  • Parabolic — Par a*bol ic, Parabolical Par a*bol ic*al, a. [Gr. paraboliko s figurative: cf. F. parabolique. See {Parable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a parable; expressed by a parable or figure; allegorical; as, parabolical instruction. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parabolic mirror — Parabolic Par a*bol ic, Parabolical Par a*bol ic*al, a. [Gr. paraboliko s figurative: cf. F. parabolique. See {Parable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a parable; expressed by a parable or figure; allegorical; as, parabolical instruction.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parabolic spindle — Parabolic Par a*bol ic, Parabolical Par a*bol ic*al, a. [Gr. paraboliko s figurative: cf. F. parabolique. See {Parable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a parable; expressed by a parable or figure; allegorical; as, parabolical instruction.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parabolic spiral — Parabolic Par a*bol ic, Parabolical Par a*bol ic*al, a. [Gr. paraboliko s figurative: cf. F. parabolique. See {Parable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a parable; expressed by a parable or figure; allegorical; as, parabolical instruction.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conoid — Co noid (k[=o] noid), n. [Gr. kwnoeidh s conical; kw^nos cone + e i^dos form: cf. F. cono[ i]de.] 1. Anything that has a form resembling that of a cone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) (a) A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parabolical — Parabolic Par a*bol ic, Parabolical Par a*bol ic*al, a. [Gr. paraboliko s figurative: cf. F. parabolique. See {Parable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a parable; expressed by a parable or figure; allegorical; as, parabolical instruction.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ellipsoid — Conoid Co noid (k[=o] noid), n. [Gr. kwnoeidh s conical; kw^nos cone + e i^dos form: cf. F. cono[ i]de.] 1. Anything that has a form resembling that of a cone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) (a) A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paraboloid — Conoid Co noid (k[=o] noid), n. [Gr. kwnoeidh s conical; kw^nos cone + e i^dos form: cf. F. cono[ i]de.] 1. Anything that has a form resembling that of a cone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) (a) A solid formed by the revolution of a conic section… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bridge — bridge1 bridgeable, adj. bridgeless, adj. bridgelike, adj. /brij/, n., v., bridged, bridging, adj. n. 1. a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like. 2. a connecting, transitional, or intermediate route or… …   Universalium

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