Origin of hyperbola
Related Words for hyperbolatrajectory, arc, arch, contour, loop, swerve, sweep, hairpin, crook, bend, whorl, ambit, concavity, circle, quirk, curvature, festoon, bight, compass, circumference
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Historical Examples of hyperbola
An oval is never mistaken for a circle, nor an hyperbola for an ellipsis.
If the cone is cut off vertically on the dotted line, A, the curve is a hyperbola.Carpentry for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
I said, "if my orbit is a hyperbola, I shall never return to earth."Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Edward E. Hale
The curve is in this case called an Hyperbola (see fig. 20).
In the hyperbola we have the mathematical demonstration of the error of an axiom.Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith
noun plural -las or -le (-ˌliː)
Word Origin for hyperbola
1660s, from Latinized form of Greek hyperbole "extravagance," literally "a throwing beyond" (see hyperbole). Perhaps so called because the inclination of the plane to the base of the cone exceeds that of the side of the cone.