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Definition: Hyperbolic functions
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.
[1913 Webster]
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.
[1913 Webster]
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.
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