# Hyperbolic

[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). Geometric sense is from 1670s. Related: Hyperbolically.

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