English to Afrikaans Meaning :: parabolic

Parabolic :
- paraboliese

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Adjective(1) resembling or expressed by parables(2) having the form of a parabola

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(1) As we shall see, narrative parables are generally considered to be the most distinctive form of parabolic teaching used by Jesus.(2) Flown on a parabolic trajectory, this airplane can produce periods of microgravity for some twenty seconds.(3) The top of the cylinder was capped with a parabolic radio dish, which appeared to be made of cloth supported by a series of metal ribs.(4) The extracts quoted by Eutocius from Diocles On burning mirrors showed that he was the first to prove the focal property of a parabolic mirror.(5) A primary concave parabolic mirror converges the light to one focus of a concave ellipsoidal mirror.(6) He also studied spherical and parabolic mirrors, and understood how refraction by a lens will allow images to be focused and magnification to take place.(7) Using parabolic teaching again, Jesus personifies the religious leaders as a son who says he'll work in his father's vineyard but is a no-show.(8) Sometimes vertical and horizontal values may be superimposed so that the curve jumps back and forth between parabolical and s-curve.(9) Turning the other cheek is morally ludicrous, but so too is to read all of Christ's utterances parabolically  except this one.(10) The workhorse of such system will be four movable frames and twelve parabolical mirrors built in 1993 for the EAS-TOP [3] cosmic ray experiment.(11) In 1847 Boehm produced an entirely new model, with a head joint which narrowed parabolically towards its top, a one-piece cylindrical body, and a cylindrical foot.
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