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hyperbola a conic section consisting of two identical but opposite curves, which may be defined as the set of all points in a plane such that the distances of each point to two defined foci have a constant difference.
hyperbole in rhetoric, an obvious and deliberate exaggeration or overstatement, intended for effect and not to be taken literally, such as "He had a million excuses". (Cf. litotes.)
hyperbolic of or employing hyperbole; exaggerating. [2 definitions]
hyperbolize to use hyperbole or exaggeration in speaking or writing. [2 definitions]
hyperborean one who lives in an extreme northern region. [4 definitions]
hypercalcemia an abnormally high concentration of calcium in the blood.
hypercatabolism combined form of catabolism.
hypercautious combined form of cautious.
hypercharged combined form of charged.
hypercivilized combined form of civilized.
hypercoagulability combined form of coagulability.
hypercoagulable combined form of coagulable.
hypercompetitive combined form of competitive.
hyperconcentration combined form of concentration.
hyperconscious combined form of conscious.
hyperconsciousness combined form of consciousness.
hypercritical excessively or exaggeratedly critical; overly inclined to find fault.
hyperdevelopment combined form of development.
hyperefficient combined form of efficient.
hyperemotional combined form of emotional.
hyperemotionality combined form of emotionality.