Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or employing hyperbole.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or having the form of a hyperbola.
  • adjective 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.
  • adjective Of or relating to a hyperbolic function.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Math.) Belonging to the hyperbola; having the nature of the hyperbola.
  • adjective (Rhet.) Relating to, containing, or of the nature of, hyperbole; exaggerating or diminishing beyond the fact; exceeding the truth.
  • adjective (Math.) certain functions which have relations to the hyperbola corresponding to those which sines, cosines, tangents, etc., have to the circle; and hence, called hyperbolic sines, hyperbolic cosines, etc.
  • adjective See Logarithm.
  • adjective (Math.) a spiral curve, the law of which is, that the distance from the pole to the generating point varies inversely as the angle swept over by the radius vector.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
  • adjective of or relating to a hyperbola

Etymologies

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hyperbola +‎ -ic

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hyperbole +‎ -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