hyperbola[hī pʉr′bə lə]
Origin: ModL from Glassical Greek hyperbolē, a throwing beyond, excess from hyperballein, to throw beyond from hyper- (see hyper-) plush ballein, to throw (see ball)
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noun pl. hy·per·bo·las or hy·per·bo·lae
Origin: New Latin, from Greek huperbolē, a throwing beyond, excess (from the relationship between the line joining the vertices of a conic and the line through its focus and parallel to its directrix); see hyperbole.
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Plural hyperbolas hyperbolas or hyperbolae
x2 - y2 = 1
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