hyperbola hyperbola  /haɪ ˈpɜr bə lə/


  • (n) an open curve formed by a plane that cuts the base of a right circular cone


  1. The curve miscalled "parabola" by PTI was neither parabola nor hyperbola, but an "exponential decay curve" which does approach, never reaches, its asymptote.
  2. If you plot the curve of these changing discount rates over time, you get something that looks like a hyperbola, hence that extremely catchy phrase "hyperbolic discounting.

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