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HYPERBOLIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hyperbolic mean? 

HYPERBOLIC (adjective)
  The adjective HYPERBOLIC has 2 senses:

1. enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
2. of or relating to a hyperbola

  Familiarity information: HYPERBOLIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYPERBOLIC (adjective)


Sense 1hyperbolic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness

Synonyms:

hyperbolic; inflated; exaggerated

Context examples:

had an exaggerated (or inflated) opinion of himself / a hyperbolic style

Similar:

increased (made greater in size or amount or degree)


Sense 2hyperbolic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to a hyperbola

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

hyperbolic functions

Pertainym:

hyperbola (an open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone)


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