# Parabola in a sentence ðŸ”Š

#### Definition of Parabola

(geometry) The conic section formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to a tangent plane to the cone; the locus of points equidistant from a fixed point (the focus) and line (the directrix). | (rhetoric) The explicit drawing of a parallel between two essentially dissimilar things, especially with a moral or didactic purpose. A parable.

## How to use Parabola in Sentences?

- 1. The segments cut off on any two tangents to a
**parabola**by a variable tangent are proportional. ðŸ”Š - 2. There are also colourless phosphorous rockets that describe a wide
**parabola**in their flight. ðŸ”Š - 3. Thus the fireplace end of the room lay in a sort of irregular
**parabola**of illumination. ðŸ”Š - 4. Given the axis of a
**parabola**and a tangent, with its point of contact, to find the focus. ðŸ”Š - 5. The
**parabola**is thus identified with the curve of the same name studied in treatises on analytic geometry. ðŸ”Š - 6. The ancients were well acquainted with the surfaces obtained by revolving an ellipse or a
**parabola**about an axis. ðŸ”Š - 7. Pelicans sour the
**parabola**distances between light and sound, become chancy over this distant breath of song. ðŸ”Š - 8. Were the orbit a
**parabola**or hyperbola the comet would never return (see ORBIT). ðŸ”Š - 9. In other positions the projection of the sphere becomes an ellipse, or one of its varieties, the
**parabola**and hyperbola. ðŸ”Š - 10. The ellipse, the hyperbola, and the
**parabola**were to them entirely different curves, to be treated separately with methods appropriate to each. ðŸ”Š - 11. He looked at Stover in sleepy reproachfulness, and then slid around the counter in the shortest
**parabola**possible. ðŸ”Š - 12. If he did, Brett could already see himself describing a
**parabola**in the air, could hear his skull crashing against the pavement. ðŸ”Š - 13. In this case the motion of the sun through space renders it almost infinitely improbable that the orbit would have been so nearly a
**parabola**as all such orbits are actually found to be. ðŸ”Š - 14. The dark mass which an aviator sees approaching when he is over the battlefield proves to be a fifteen-inch shell at the top of its
**parabola**which passes ten feet over his head. ðŸ”Š - 15. The abscissas of two points on a
**parabola**are to each other as the squares of the corresponding cooerdinates, a diameter and the tangent to the curve at the extremity of the diameter being the axes of reference. ðŸ”Š - 16. In a
**parabola**the vertex is equally distant from the focus and the directrix, these three points and the point at infinity on the axis being four harmonic points. ðŸ”Š