hyperbolic

[hahy-per-bol-ik]
adjective
1.
having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated.
2.
using hyperbole; exaggerating.
3.
Mathematics.
a.
of or pertaining to a hyperbola.
b.
derived from a hyperbola, as a hyperbolic function.
Also, hyperbolical.


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

hyperbolically, adverb
nonhyperbolic, adjective
nonhyperbolical, adjective
nonhyperbolically, adverb
semihyperbolic, adjective
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hyperbolic or hyperbolical (ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a hyperbola
2.  rhetoric of or relating to a hyperbole
 
hyperbolical or hyperbolical
 
adj
 
hyper'bolically or hyperbolical
 
adv

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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.
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