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Definition of "hyperbolic" [hy•per•bol•ic]

  • Of, relating to, or employing hyperbole. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Of, relating to, or having the form of a hyperbola. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Of or relating to a geometric system in which two or more lines can be drawn through any point in a plane and not intersect a given line in the plane. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Of or relating to a hyperbolic function: hyperbolic cosine. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hyperbolic" in a sentence
  • "But In regards to our dialog and you attaching arguments to me that I did not make while engaging in hyperbolic statements addressed to me, I can."
  • "You engaged in hyperbolic vitriol and attempted to turn my stance into one of a patronizing controlling male incapable of comprehending your world view."
  • "A relative newcomer named Hakaan Yildirim, who won Paris's prestigious Andam award for young talent, was a victim of boastful handlers who described him in hyperbolic terms he could never live up to."
  • "Where "dictatorship" becomes somewhat less hyperbolic is with regard to the policy-based presidential veto that I have previously railed against."
  • "The first, undervaluation of the future, is called hyperbolic discounting."
Words like "hyperbolic"
hyperbolic algebra
hyperbolic automorphism
hyperbolic coordinate
hyperbolic cosecant
hyperbolic cosine integral
hyperbolic cube
hyperbolic cylinder
hyperbolic differential equation
hyperbolic disk
hyperbolic dodecahedron
hyperbolic fixed point
hyperbolic growth