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adjective linguistics     hyperbolic pronunciation in British English
/ˌhaɪpə(r)ˈbɒlɪk/
  1. 1
    hyperbolic language emphasizes what you are saying by describing it as far more extreme than it really is

    It was hard to take such hyperbolic rhetoric seriously.

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    2
    resembling or pertaining to a hyperbola (a curve)

    In fact, it corresponds to the graph of a function called the hyperbolic cosine.

    Submitted by AliReza from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 11/11/2015
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