Hyperbolae



hyperbola
(hī-pûr’bə-lə)

Plural hyperbolas or hyperbolae (hī-pûr’bə-lē)
A plane curve having two separate parts or branches, formed when two cones that point toward one another are intersected by a plane that is parallel to the axes of the cones.

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    [hahy-pur-buh-lee] /haɪˈpɜr bə li/ noun, Rhetoric. 1. obvious and intentional exaggeration. 2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”. /haɪˈpɜːbəlɪ/ noun 1. a deliberate exaggeration used for effect: he embraced her a thousand times n. early 15c., from Latin hyperbole, from Greek hyperbole “exaggeration, […]

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    [hahy-per-bol-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈbɒl ɪk/ adjective 1. having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated. 2. using hyperbole; exaggerating. 3. Mathematics. /ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a hyperbola 2. (rhetoric) of or relating to a hyperbole adj. 1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Greek hyperbolikos “extravagant,” from hyperbole “extravagance,” literally “a throwing beyond” (see hyperbole). […]



  • Hyperbolical

    [hahy-per-bol-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈbɒl ɪk/ adjective 1. having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated. 2. using hyperbole; exaggerating. 3. Mathematics. /ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a hyperbola 2. (rhetoric) of or relating to a hyperbole adj. 1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Greek hyperbolikos “extravagant,” from hyperbole “extravagance,” literally “a throwing beyond” (see hyperbole). […]

  • Hyperbolically

    [hahy-per-bol-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈbɒl ɪk/ adjective 1. having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated. 2. using hyperbole; exaggerating. 3. Mathematics. /ˌhaɪpəˈbɒlɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a hyperbola 2. (rhetoric) of or relating to a hyperbole adj. 1640s (iperbolical is from early 15c.), from Greek hyperbolikos “extravagant,” from hyperbole “extravagance,” literally “a throwing beyond” (see hyperbole). […]



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