hyperbola

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὑπερβολή (huperbolḗ).

Noun[edit]

hyperbola (plural hyperbolas or hyperbolae or hyperbolæ)

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  1. (geometry) A conic section formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane that intersects the base of the cone and is not tangent to the cone.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like many terms that start with a non-silent h but have emphasis on their second syllable, some people precede hyperbola with an, others with a.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

hyperbola f

  1. hyperbola (geometry)

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hyperbola

  1. hyperbole (extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device)

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