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Meaning of HYPERBOLIC

Pronunciation:  `hIpur'bâlik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness; "had an exaggerated (or inflated) opinion of himself"; "a hyperbolic style"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to a hyperbola; "hyperbolic functions"
 

HYPERBOLIC is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: exaggerated, increased, inflated
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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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