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hyperbolic

adjective

  1. (increased)  enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
    Synonyms: hyperbolical, inflated. Similar to: increased
  2. (pertaining adjective)  of or relating to a hyperbola
    Synonyms: hyperbolical.

Etymology summary

Late Latin hyperbolicus from Greek hyperbolikos from hyperbolē: see "hyperbola"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical | hyperbolically [adverb, derived]

of or relating to a hyperbola | [rhetoric] of or relating to a hyperbole (13 of 454 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hyperbolic

Wiktionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical | hyperbolick [obsolete, sense-specific]

of or relating to hyperbole | using hyperbole: exaggerated | Of or pertaining to an hyperbola. | Indicates that the specified function is a hyperbolic function rather than a trigonometric function. | [math, metric space or a geometry] Having negative ... (36 of 222 words, 7 definitions, 7 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hyperbolic

Wikipedia:

Hyperbolic [disambiguation]

refers to something related to or in shape of hyperbola, or to something employing the literary device of hyperbole. The following topics are based on the hyperbola etymology: Hyperbolic equilibrium point | Hyperbolic function | Hyperbolic geometry | ... (35 of 119 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hyperbolic

New World Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical [sense-specific] | hyperbolically [adverb, related]

of, having the nature of, or using hyperbole; exaggerated or exaggerating | of, or having the form of, a hyperbola | designating or of any of a set of ... (27 of 70 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hyperbolic

American Heritage Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical [sense-specific] | hyperbolically [adverb, related]

Of, relating to, or employing hyperbole. | [math] ; Of, relating to, or having the form of a hyperbola. | Of or relating to a geometric system in ... (26 of 66 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hyperbolic

Cambridge Dictionary:

hyperbole [formal] | hyperbolic [adjective, derived]

a way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound bigger, better, more, etc. than they are (19 of 49 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hyperbole

Merriam-Webster:

hyperbolic [entry 1, adjective] | hyperbolical | hyperbolically [adverb, related]

of, relating to, or marked by hyperbole (7 of 27 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hyperbolic

hyperbolic [entry 2, adjective]

of, relating to, or being analogous to a hyperbola | of, relating to, or being a space in which more than one line parallel to a given line passes ... (28 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hyperbolic show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

hyperbolic

relating to a hyperbola. | [math] : denoting trigonometrical functions defined with reference to a hyperbola rather than a circle. | [language] ... (20 of 40 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hyperbolic

Random House Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical [sense-specific]

having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated. | using hyperbole; exaggerating. | [math] ; of or pertaining to a hyperbola. ; derived from a hyperbola, ... (22 of 35 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hyperbolic

Encarta Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical | hyperbolically [adverb, derived]

relating to, involving, or typical of a hyperbola | produced by or relating to a geometric system in which two lines can pass through any point in a ... (27 of 80 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861619557​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

hyperbolic

Origin: Late Latin hyperbolicus from Greek hyperbolikos from hyperbolē: see "hyperbola"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hyperbolic

Wiktionary:

hyperbolic

Origin: hyperbole + -ic | hyperbola + -ic

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hyperbolic

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

hyperbolic | hyperbolical

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hyperbolic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hyperbolic

Cambridge Dictionary:

hyperbole [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "hyperbolic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "hyperbolic"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/hyperbole

the Free Dictionary:

hyperbolic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "hyperbolic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hyperbolic"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "hyperbolic" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/hyperbolic

Google Dictionary:

hyperbolic

Audio: English pronunciation of "hyperbolic"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

hyperbolic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hyperbolic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=hyperb​07 word=hyperbolic

YourDictionary Audio:

hyperbolic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hyperbolic" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hyperbolic

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