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 (hī′pər-bŏl′ĭk) also hy·per·bol·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of, relating to, or employing hyperbole.
2. Mathematics
a. Of, relating to, or having the form of a hyperbola.
b. 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.
c. Of or relating to a hyperbolic function: hyperbolic cosine.

hy′per·bol′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk) or


1. (Mathematics) of or relating to a hyperbola
2. (Rhetoric) rhetoric of or relating to a hyperbole
ˌhyperˈbolically adv


(ˌhaɪ pərˈbɒl ɪk)

also hy`per•bol′i•cal,

1. of, having the nature of, or using hyperbole.
2. of, pertaining to, or derived from a hyperbola.
hy`per•bol′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hyperbolic - enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "a hyperbolic style"
increased - made greater in size or amount or degree
2.hyperbolic - of or relating to a hyperbola; "hyperbolic functions"


adjective exaggerated, overstated, enlarged, magnified, amplified This kind of hyperbolic writing does him no favours.


[ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk] ADJhiperbólico


[ˌhaɪpərˈbɒlɪk] adjhyperbolique


adj (Liter, Math) → hyperbolisch; (Math also) → Hyperbel-; hyperbolic functionHyperbelfunktion f
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