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hyperbolic

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adjective hy·per·bol·ic \ˌhī-pər-ˈbä-lik\

Definition of hyperbolic

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

hyperbolically

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Variants of hyperbolic

or less commonly

hyperbolical

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Origin and Etymology of hyperbolic

see hyperbole


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms


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hyperbolic

adjective hy·per·bol·ic

Definition of hyperbolic

  1. 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. 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

see hyperbole


First Known Use: 1676

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms



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