[hahy-pur-buh-luh] /haɪˈpɜr bə lə/ noun, Geometry. 1. the set of points in a plane whose distances to two fixed points in the plane have a constant difference; a curve consisting of two distinct and similar branches, formed by the intersection of a plane with a right circular cone when the plane makes a greater angle […]
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.
[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, […]
[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). […]