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hy·per·bo·la /haɪˈpɝbələ/

雙曲線

hyperbola

雙曲線

Hy·per·bo·la n. Geom. A curve formed by a section of a cone, when the cutting plane makes a greater angle with the base than the side of the cone makes. It is a plane curve such that the difference of the distances from any point of it to two fixed points, called __foci__, is equal to a given distance. See Focus. If the cutting plane be produced so as to cut the opposite cone, another curve will be formed, which is also an hyperbola. Both curves are regarded as branches of the same hyperbola. See __Illust.__ of __Conic section__, and Focus.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

hyperbola

n : an open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a

right circular cone