hyperbolic function

noun

Definition of hyperbolic function

: any of a set of six functions analogous to the trigonometric functions but related to the hyperbola in a way similar to that in which the trigonometric functions are related to a circle

First Known Use of hyperbolic function

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperbolic function.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperbolic%20function. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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