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Definition: semicubical parabola
, n.; pl. Parabolas
. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; --
so called because its axis is parallel to the side of the
cone. See Parable
, and cf. Parabole
(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.
(b) One of a group of curves defined by the equation y =
where n is a positive whole number or a positive
fraction. For the cubical parabola
n = 3; for the
n = 3/2. See under Cubical
. The parabolas have infinite branches, but
no rectilineal asymptotes.