# Hyperbolic

## Definition of Hyperbolic

Hy`per`bol´ic
a.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.
 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 radius vector.

## Related Words

exaggerated, increased, inflated
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