Origin of hyperbolaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek hyperbol?, a throwing beyond, excess ; from hyperballein, to throw beyond ; from hyper- (see hyper-) + ballein, to throw (see ball)
nounpl. hy·per·bo·las or hy·per·bo·lae
Origin of hyperbolaNew Latin, from Greek huperbol&emacron;, 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.
The equation of this hyperbola is
x2 - y2 = 1.
(plural hyperbolas or hyperbolae or hyperbolæ)
From Ancient Greek ὑπερβολή (huperbolē).