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  1. The curve has a U shape that is similar in appearance to the parabola, though it is a different curve

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 20, 2009
  2. the shape of a hanging flexible cable when supported at its ends and acted upon by a uniform gravitational force

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  3. In physics and geometry, the catenary is the theoretical shape of a hanging flexible chain or cable when supported at its ends and acted upon by a uniform gravitational force (its own weight) and in equilibrium

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  4. The word catenary is derived from the Latin word catena, which means "chain"

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  5. The equation (up to translation and rotation) of a catenary in Cartesian coordinates has the form where \cosh is the hyperbolic cosine function

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