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hyperbolic

Line breaks: hyper|bol¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəˈbɒlɪk
 
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Definition of hyperbolic in English:

adjective

1Relating to a hyperbola.
Example sentences
  • In other words, in the hyperbolic disc the rectangles needed for the argument simply do not exist.
  • I mean I liked it as much as I like finding the centres, vertices, foci, and asymptotes of various hyperbolic graphs.
  • Whereas hyperbolic activity and elliptic motion characterizes the cab, a big rig manifests an elliptic activity and hyperbolic motion.
1.1 Mathematics Denoting trigonometrical functions defined with reference to a hyperbola rather than a circle.
Example sentences
  • In fact, it corresponds to the graph of a function called the hyperbolic cosine.
  • See this issue's mystery mix for a comparison of Euclidean, hyperbolic, and spherical geometry.
  • He studied time dependent hyperbolic partial differential equations and also began to work on the Cauchy problem.
2(Of language) deliberately exaggerated.
Example sentences
  • Amazingly enough, the tone of the article is a throwback to the hyperbolic language of the boom.
  • Avoid hyperbolic language and narration that pump air into stories that have no real substance.
  • They should answer hyperbolic attacks with exaggerated speech of their own, if that's what it takes to stave off political annihilation.

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