Meaning of parabola
Pronunciation: (pu-rab'u-lu), [key]
— n. Geom.
- a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone with a plane parallel to a generator of the cone; the set of points in a plane that are equidistant from a fixed line and a fixed point in the same plane or in a parallel plane. Equation: = 2px or x = 2py. See diag. under y
- parabola (Thesaurus)