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hyperbola

[hī-pûrbə-lə]
Plural hyperbolas hyperbolae (hī-pûrbə-lē)
  1. A plane curve having two separate parts or branches, formed when two cones that point toward one another are intersected by a plane that is parallel to the axes of the cones.
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