hyperbolic

adjective (1)
hy·per·bol·ic | \ˌhī-pər-ˈbä-lik \
variants: or less commonly hyperbolical \ˌhī-pər-ˈbä-li-kəl \

Definition of hyperbolic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

hyperbolic

adjective (2)

Definition of hyperbolic (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from hyperbolic

Adjective (1)

hyperbolically \ˌhī-pər-ˈbä-li-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of hyperbolic

Adjective (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hyperbolic

Adjective (1)

see hyperbole

Adjective (2)

see hyperbole

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hyperbolic

Share hyperbolic

Statistics for hyperbolic

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for hyperbolic

The first known use of hyperbolic was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on hyperbolic

What made you want to look up hyperbolic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!