adjective \ˌhī-pər-ˈbä-lik\

Definition of HYPERBOLIC

:  of, relating to, or marked by hyperbole
hy·per·bol·i·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of HYPERBOLIC

hy·per·bol·ic also hy·per·bol·i·cal \-li-kəl\

First Known Use of HYPERBOLIC

15th century

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile



Definition of HYPERBOLIC

:  of, relating to, or being analogous to a hyperbola
:  of, relating to, or being a space in which more than one line parallel to a given line passes through a point <hyperbolic geometry>

First Known Use of HYPERBOLIC


Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb


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