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hyperbolic

## hyperbolic

```  2  definitions  found

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Hyperbolic  \Hy`per*bol"ic\,  Hyperbolical  \Hy`per*bol"ic*al\,  a.
[L.  hyperbolicus  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  hyperbolique.]
1.  (Math.)  Belonging  to  the  hyperbola;  having  the  nature  of
the  hyperbola.

2.  (Rhet.)  Relating  to  containing,  or  of  the  nature  of
hyperbole;  exaggerating  or  diminishing  beyond  the  fact
exceeding  the  truth;  as  an  hyperbolical  expression.
``This  hyperbolical  epitaph.''  --Fuller.

{Hyperbolic  functions}  (Math.),  certain  functions  which  have
relations  to  the  hyperbola  corresponding  to  those  which
sines,  cosines,  tangents,  etc.,  have  to  the  circle;  and
hence  called  {hyperbolic  sines},  {hyperbolic  cosines},
etc

{Hyperbolic  logarithm}.  See  {Logarithm}.

{Hyperbolic  spiral}  (Math.),  a  spiral  curve,  the  law  of  which
is  that  the  distance  from  the  pole  to  the  generating
point  varies  inversely  as  the  angle  swept  over  by  the

From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]:

hyperbolic