# hyperbola

## noun

hy·per·bo·la
hī-ˈpər-bə-lə

plural hyperbolas or hyperbolae
hī-ˈpər-bə-(ˌ)lē

**:**a plane curve generated by a point so moving that the difference of the distances from two fixed points is a constant

**:**a curve formed by the intersection of a double right circular cone with a plane that cuts both halves of the cone

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