- a trajectory path to a planet shaped like a hyperbola.
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Hyperbolic — Hy per*bol ic, Hyperbolical Hy per*bol ic*al, a. [L. hyperbolicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. hyperbolique.] 1. (Math.) Belonging to the hyperbola; having the nature of the hyperbola. [1913 Webster] 2. (Rhet.) Relating to, containing, or of the nature of,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hyperbolic — [hī΄pər bäl′ik] adj. [LL hyperbolicus < Gr hyperbolikos < hyperbolē: see HYPERBOLA] 1. of, having the nature of, or using hyperbole; exaggerated or exaggerating 2. of, or having the form of, a hyperbola 3. designating or of any of a set of… … English World dictionary
hyperbolic — index extreme (exaggerated), inflated (overestimated) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
hyperbolic — 1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Gk. hyperbolikos вЂњextravagant,вЂќ from hyperbole extravagance, lit. a throwing beyond (see HYPERBOLE (Cf. hyperbole)). Geometric sense is from 1670s. Related: Hyperbolically … Etymology dictionary
hyperbolic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of language) deliberately exaggerated. 2) relating to a hyperbola … English terms dictionary
hyperbolic — adj. Geom. of or relating to a hyperbola. Phrases and idioms: hyperbolic function a function related to a rectangular hyperbola, e.g. a hyperbolic cosine … Useful english dictionary
hyperbolic — I. adjective also hyperbolical Date: 15th century of, relating to, or marked by hyperbole • hyperbolically adverb II. adjective Date: 1676 1. of, relating to, or being analogous to a hyperbola 2. of, relating to, or being a space in which more… … New Collegiate Dictionary
hyperbolic — hyperbolically, adv. /huy peuhr bol ik/, adj. 1. having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated. 2. using hyperbole; exaggerating. 3. Math. a. of or pertaining to a hyperbola. b. derived from a hyperbola, as a hyperbolic function. Also, hyperbolical … Universalium
hyperbolic — adjective a) of, or relating to hyperbole; exaggerated b) of or pertaining to a hyperbola, or to the hyperbolic function … Wiktionary
hyperbolic — [[t]ha͟ɪpə(r)bɒ̱lɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe language as hyperbolic, you mean that it makes something sound much more impressive than it really is. [TECHNICAL or, FORMAL] Syn: exaggerated … English dictionary