Semicubical
Semicubical Sem`i*cu"bic*al, a. (Math.) Of or pertaining to the square root of the cube of a quantity. [1913 Webster]

{Semicubical parabola}, a curve in which the ordinates are proportional to the square roots of the cubes of the abscissas. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Semicubical parabola — Semicubical Sem i*cu bic*al, a. (Math.) Of or pertaining to the square root of the cube of a quantity. [1913 Webster] {Semicubical parabola}, a curve in which the ordinates are proportional to the square roots of the cubes of the abscissas. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Parabola — Pa*rab o*la, n.; pl. {Parabolas}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; so called because its axis is parallel to the side of the cone. See {Parable}, and cf. {Parabole}.] (Geom.) (a) A kind of curve; one of the conic sections formed by the intersection of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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