# parabola

A parabola is a curve that is used to model the path of a projectile. It has a shape that is similar to a S-shape.

• The trajectory of the missile was modeled using a parabola.

• The parabola has a very specific shape, which is why it was chosen to model the trajectory of the missile.

### Example Sentences for parabola

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The three types of conics are the ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola.

• 2

You panic at the sight of the words ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola.

• 3

In the mathematical world, we often idealize the trajectory as a parabola.

• 4

He is the zenith of an awesomeness parabola.

• 5

Consider the parabola given by the parametrisation.

• 6

The line 'BC' is tangent to the parabola.

• 7

The line of the centers of a parabolic hexlet is a parabola.

• 8

This is the equation of a parabola, so the path is parabolic.

• 9

This point is specified by the slope of the axis of the parabola.

• 10

In this simple approximation the trajectory takes the shape of a parabola.