Translation of parabola in Spanish:

parabola

parábola, n.

Pronunciation /pəˈræbələ//pəˈrab(ə)lə/

noun

Mathematics

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    parábola feminine
    • There are three non-degenerate conics: the ellipse, the parabola, and the hyperbola.
    • Newton and Kepler left behind the tools for constructing flight paths from simple conic sections - bits of parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses, and the ubiquitous circle - and their use is now a highly developed art.
    • Menaechmus is famed for his discovery of the conic sections and he was the first to show that ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas are obtained by cutting a cone in a plane not parallel to the base.
    • Long-period comets can have orbits ranging from eccentric ellipses to parabolas to even modest hyperbolas.
    • The solutions to the equations describing the motions produced by this law are called conic sections - ellipses, hyperbolae and parabolae - which you get by intersecting a plane and a cone.