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Hyperbolic

Hyperbolic Meaning & Definition
Hyperbolic Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Hyperbolic?

[adj] enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "had an exaggerated (or inflated) opinion of himself"; "a hyperbolic style"
[adj] of or relating to a hyperbola; "hyperbolic functions"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Hyperbolic: exaggerated | increased | inflated

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Hyperbolic In Webster's Dictionary

\Hy`per*bol"ic\, Hyperbolical \Hy`per*bol"ic*al\, a. [L. hyperbolicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. hyperbolique.] 1. (Math.) Belonging to the hyperbola; having the nature of the hyperbola. 2. (Rhet.) Relating to, containing, or of the nature of, hyperbole; exaggerating or diminishing beyond the fact; exceeding the truth; as, an hyperbolical expression. ``This hyperbolical epitaph.'' --Fuller. {Hyperbolic functions} (Math.), certain functions which have relations to the hyperbola corresponding to those which sines, cosines, tangents, etc., have to the circle; and hence, called {hyperbolic sines}, {hyperbolic cosines}, etc. {Hyperbolic logarithm}. See {Logarithm}. {Hyperbolic spiral} (Math.), a spiral curve, the law of which is, that the distance from the pole to the generating point varies inversely as the angle swept over by the radius vector.

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