Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or employing hyperbole.
  • adj. Mathematics Of, relating to, or having the form of a hyperbola.
  • adj. Mathematics Of or relating to a geometric system in which two or more lines can be drawn through any point in a plane and not intersect a given line in the plane.
  • adj. Mathematics Of or relating to a hyperbolic function: hyperbolic cosine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or relating to hyperbole
  • adj. using hyperbole: exaggerated
  • adj. Of or pertaining to an hyperbola.
  • adj. Indicates that the specified function is a hyperbolic function rather than a trigonometric function.
  • adj. Having negative curvature or sectional curvature.
  • adj. Whose domain has two (possibly ideal) fixed points joined by a line mapped to itself by translation.
  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or in a hyperbolic space (a space having negative curvature or sectional curvature).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to the hyperbola; having the nature of the hyperbola.
  • adj. Relating to, containing, or of the nature of, hyperbole; exaggerating or diminishing beyond the fact; exceeding the truth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of hyperbole; obviously exaggerating or exaggerated.
  • Pertaining to or of the nature of the hyperbola.
  • Having a pair of real points at infinity. Thus, hyperbolic space is so called beacause in it every right line has two real points at infinity; so hyperbolic transformation, substitution, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
  • adj. of or relating to a hyperbola

Etymologies

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hyperbole +‎ -ic

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hyperbola +‎ -ic

Examples

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  • "It should be obvious to even the most dimwitted individual who holds an advanced degree in hyperbolic topology that Homer Simpson has stumbled into the third dimension"

    - Professor Frink

    January 21, 2007