rectangular hyperbola


noun Geometry.

a hyperbola with transverse and conjugate axes equal to each other.

Nearby words

  1. rectally,
  2. rectangle,
  3. rectangular,
  4. rectangular coordinate,
  5. rectangular coordinates,
  6. rectectomy,
  7. recti,
  8. recti-,
  9. rectifiable,
  10. rectification

Origin of rectangular hyperbola

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called equiangular hyperbola, equilateral hyperbola.

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British Dictionary definitions for equiangular hyperbola

rectangular hyperbola

noun

a hyperbola with perpendicular asymptotes
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