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hyperbolic

adjective hy·per·bol·ic \ ˌhī-pər-ˈbä-lik \
variants: or less commonly hyperbolical play \ˌhī-pər-ˈbä-li-kəl\

Definition of hyperbolic

: of, relating to, or marked by language that exaggerates or overstates the truth : of, relating to, or marked by hyperbole
  • hyperbolic claims

hyperbolically

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈbä-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of hyperbolic

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hyperbolic

adjective

Definition of hyperbolic

1 geometry : of, relating to, or being like a curve that is formed by the intersection of a double right circular cone with a plane that cuts both halves of the cone : of, relating to, or being analogous to a hyperbola
2 : of, relating to, or being a space in which more than one line parallel to a given line passes through a point
  • hyperbolic geometry

Origin and Etymology of hyperbolic

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