Monday, June 27, 2005

Word of the Day: Hyperbolic

hy·per·bol·ic (hī'pər-bŏl'ĭk) also hy·per·bol·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, or employing hyperbole.
Of, relating to, or having the form of a hyperbola.
Of or relating to a geometric system in which two or more lines can be drawn through any point in a plane and not intersect a given line in the plane.
Of or relating to a hyperbolic function: hyperbolic cosine.

Link (above) now includes pronunciation for those challenged with that, like me.

Here it is used in a blog:

The Complete Mac-Compatible New Yorker

The New Yorker Store is offering "every page of every issue of America's leading magazine" on fully searchable DVDs. The Complete New Yorker will include every issue of the New Yorker from February 1925 to February 2005, "providing a detailed yet panoramic history of the life of the city, the nation, and the world during the most exciting and astounding decades any society has ever known." [emphasis mine]

Wow. That last bit is a little hyperbolic isn't it? I kind of think the time of the Visigoths may have us beat, but that's just me. In any case, the New Yorker is full of such hyperbolic hubris, has been for years, and we all love it. I especially dig the cartoons. The really good news is that The Complete New Yorker will only set you back $100, is fully searchable, and is touted as being fully compatible with Mac OS 10.3 and higher.