ETYM Greek, prop., an overshooting, excess, i.e., of the angle which the cutting plane makes with the base. Related to Hyperbole.
An open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone.
Curve formed when cone is cut by plane which makes angle with the base greater than that made by side of cone.
In geometry, a curve formed by cutting a right circular cone with a plane so that the angle between the plane and the base is greater than the angle between the base and the side of the cone. All hyperbolae are bounded by two asymptotes (straight lines which the hyperbola moves closer and closer to but never reaches).
A hyperbola is a member of the family of curves known as conic sections.
A hyperbola can also be defined as a path traced by a point that moves such that the ratio of its distance from a fixed point (focus) and a fixed straight line (directrix) is a constant and greater than 1; that is, it has an eccentricity greater than 1.
1. geom. Kriva u ravni koja ima svojstvo da je za svaku njenu tačku razlika otstojanja od dve stalne tačke uvek ista (konstantna); up. elipsa, parabola;
2. ret. Preterivanje, preterano uvećavanje onoga što treba kazati ili preterano umanjivanje onoga o čemu se govori, u nameri da se na to obrati što veća pažnja, npr.: "LJuto cvili do neba se čuje", "Pravi se manji od makova zrna".