hyperbolic geometry


noun Geometry.

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.

Nearby words

  1. hyperbilirubinemia,
  2. hyperbola,
  3. hyperbole,
  4. hyperbolic,
  5. hyperbolic function,
  6. hyperbolic paraboloid,
  7. hyperbolism,
  8. hyperbolize,
  9. hyperboloid,
  10. hyperborean


Origin of hyperbolic geometry

First recorded in 1870–75

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