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hyperbolic

[hahy-per-bol-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈbɒl ɪk/
adjective
1.
having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated.
2.
using hyperbole; exaggerating.
3.
Mathematics.
  1. of or pertaining to a hyperbola.
  2. derived from a hyperbola, as a hyperbolic function.
Also, hyperbolical.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; hyperbole or hyperbol(a) + -ic
Related forms
hyperbolically, adverb
nonhyperbolic, adjective
nonhyperbolical, adjective
nonhyperbolically, adverb
semihyperbolic, adjective
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Examples for hyperbolic
  • Many of those claims were hyperbolic.
  • It's hyperbolic to claim that books saved my life.
  • The roof consists of four panels called hyperbolic paraboloid shells.
  • That might be a touch hyperbolic.
  • The judge said court papers filed by the private group are "hyperbolic" in tone.
  • Liberal or conservative, they tend to be books long on hyperbolic rhetoric and short on facts.
  • What a disgusting, hyperbolic and ridiculous tactic.
  • Perhaps hyperbolic, but not impossible.
  • Satire is usually a hyperbolic truth.
  • Readers with a low tolerance for the hyperbolic are advised to give this one a pass.
British Dictionary definitions for hyperbolic

hyperbolic

/ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a hyperbola
2.
(rhetoric) of or relating to a hyperbole
Derived Forms
hyperbolically, adverb
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