Meaning of HYPERBOLIC in English

HYPERBOLIC

I. |hīpə(r)|bälik, -lēk adjective

also hy·per·bol·i·cal -lə̇kəl, -lēk-

Etymology: hyperbolic from Late Latin hyperbolicus, from Greek hyperbolikos excessive, from hyperbolē hyperbole, excess + -ikos -ic; hyperbolical, alteration (influenced by Latin hyper- ) of Middle English iperbolicalle, from Late Latin hyperbolic us + Middle English -alle, -al -al

: of, characterized by, or given to hyperbole

a hyperbolic style

• hyper·bol·i·cal·ly -lə̇k(ə)lē, -lēk-, -li adverb

II. adjective

also hyperbolical “

Etymology: hyperbolic from New Latin hyperbola + English -ic; hyperbolical from Greek hyperbolē hyperbola, excess + English -ical

: of, relating to, or analogous to a hyperbola

III. adjective

: of, relating to, or being a space in which more than one line parallel to a given line passes through a point

hyperbolic geometry

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