the branch of non-Euclidean geometry that replaces the parallel postulate of Euclidean geometry with the postulate that two distinct lines may be drawn parallel to a given line through a point not on the given line.
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Origin of hyperbolic geometry
First recorded in 1870–75
Words nearby hyperbolic geometry
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