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parabolic flight

[¦par·ə¦bäl·ik ′flīt]
(aerospace engineering)
A space flight occurring in a parabolic orbit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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