cubical parabola
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 surface of a cone with a plane parallel to one of its sides. It is a curve, any point of which is equally distant from a fixed point, called the focus, and a fixed straight line, called the directrix. See {Focus}. (b) One of a group of curves defined by the equation y = ax^{n} where n is a positive whole number or a positive fraction. For the {cubical parabola} n = 3; for the {semicubical parabola} n = 3/2. See under {Cubical}, and {Semicubical}. The parabolas have infinite branches, but no rectilineal asymptotes. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cubical parabola — Cubic Cu bic (k? b?k), Cubical Cu bic*al ( b? kal), a. [L. cubicus, Gr. ?????: cf. F. cubique. See {Cube}.] 1. Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) Isometric …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Cubical — Cubic Cu bic (k? b?k), Cubical Cu bic*al ( b? kal), a. [L. cubicus, Gr. ?????: cf. F. cubique. See {Cube}.] 1. Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) Isometric …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • semicubical parabola — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parabolas — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cubic — Cu bic (k? b?k), Cubical Cu bic*al ( b? kal), a. [L. cubicus, Gr. ?????: cf. F. cubique. See {Cube}.] 1. Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) Isometric or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cubic equation — Cubic Cu bic (k? b?k), Cubical Cu bic*al ( b? kal), a. [L. cubicus, Gr. ?????: cf. F. cubique. See {Cube}.] 1. Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) Isometric …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cubic foot — Cubic Cu bic (k? b?k), Cubical Cu bic*al ( b? kal), a. [L. cubicus, Gr. ?????: cf. F. cubique. See {Cube}.] 1. Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) Isometric …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cubic number — Cubic Cu bic (k? b?k), Cubical Cu bic*al ( b? kal), a. [L. cubicus, Gr. ?????: cf. F. cubique. See {Cube}.] 1. Having the form or properties of a cube; contained, or capable of being contained, in a cube. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) Isometric …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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