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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]


Enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness


hyperbolic; inflated; exaggerated

Context examples:

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


increased (made greater in size or amount or degree)

Sense 2hyperbolic [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to a hyperbola

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

hyperbolic functions


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

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