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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 relating 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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British Dictionary definitions for hyperbolically

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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Word Origin and History for hyperbolically

hyperbolic

adj.

1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Greek hyperbolikos "extravagant," from hyperbole "extravagance," literally "a throwing beyond" (see hyperbole). Geometric sense is from 1670s. Related: Hyperbolically.

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