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hyperbolic

[ hahy-per-bol-ik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈbɒl ɪk /
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adjective

having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated.
using hyperbole; exaggerating.
Mathematics.
  1. of or relating to a hyperbola.
  2. derived from a hyperbola, as a hyperbolic function.

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Origin of hyperbolic

1640–50; hyperbole or hyperbol(a) + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for hyperbolic

hyperbolic

hyperbolical

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to a hyperbola
rhetoric of or relating to a hyperbole

Derived forms of hyperbolic

hyperbolically, adverb
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