Mar 192019
 

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I saw this word in an email:

“In 1937, [radio astronomer Grote] Reber built the world’s first parabolic radio telescope in his backyard. The Reber Telescope was moved to the National Radio Observatory at Green Bank in the 1960s and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.” — Princeton Times (West Virginia), 21 Dec. 2018

parabolic:
adjective | pair-uh-BAH-lik

Definition
1 : expressed by or being a parable : allegorical

2 : of, having the form of, or relating to a curve formed by the intersection of a cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone

  10 Responses to “Wondrous Words Wednesday”

  1. You get some serious email! I’ve seen parabolic and for some thought it was a type of acid. Thanks for setting me straight.

  2. I’ve seen the word but couldn’t explain it. I bet my brother-in-law would though. He’s into astronomy, etc.

  3. Email can be a good way to learn and enhance our vocabularies. Excellent choice, Vicki!

  4. Good word. I had a general idea of what it meant, but couldn’t have provided and actual definition.

  5. I just asked my wife and she knew what it meant. I was impressed because I had no clue. 🙂

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