# Hyperbolic

- Hyperbolic 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.
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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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

*The Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
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**hyperbolic**— [hī΄pər bäl′ik] adj. [LL hyperbolicus < Gr hyperbolikos < hyperbolē: see HYPERBOLA] 1. of, having the nature of, or using hyperbole; exaggerated or exaggerating 2. of, or having the form of, a hyperbola 3. designating or of any of a set of… … English World dictionary**hyperbolic**— index extreme (exaggerated), inflated (overestimated) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary**hyperbolic**— 1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Gk. hyperbolikos вЂњextravagant,вЂќ from hyperbole extravagance, lit. a throwing beyond (see HYPERBOLE (Cf. hyperbole)). Geometric sense is from 1670s. Related: Hyperbolically … Etymology dictionary**hyperbolic**— ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of language) deliberately exaggerated. 2) relating to a hyperbola … English terms dictionary**hyperbolic**— adj. Geom. of or relating to a hyperbola. Phrases and idioms: hyperbolic function a function related to a rectangular hyperbola, e.g. a hyperbolic cosine … Useful english dictionary**hyperbolic**— I. adjective also hyperbolical Date: 15th century of, relating to, or marked by hyperbole • hyperbolically adverb II. adjective Date: 1676 1. of, relating to, or being analogous to a hyperbola 2. of, relating to, or being a space in which more… … New Collegiate Dictionary**hyperbolic**— hyperbolically, adv. /huy peuhr bol ik/, adj. 1. having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated. 2. using hyperbole; exaggerating. 3. Math. a. of or pertaining to a hyperbola. b. derived from a hyperbola, as a hyperbolic function. Also, hyperbolical … Universalium**hyperbolic**— adjective a) of, or relating to hyperbole; exaggerated b) of or pertaining to a hyperbola, or to the hyperbolic function … Wiktionary**hyperbolic**— [[t]ha͟ɪpə(r)bɒ̱lɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe language as hyperbolic, you mean that it makes something sound much more impressive than it really is. [TECHNICAL or, FORMAL] Syn: exaggerated … English dictionary**hyperbolic**— a trajectory path to a planet shaped like a hyperbola … Mechanics glossary