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Psammakosioi

From ancient Greece comes this example of an indefinite hyperbolic numeral such as umpteen, zillion, and fifty-eleven: psammakosioi. Aristophanes coined this term, which was picked up by other ancient writers, and literally means “sand...

hypar

hypar  n.— «Saturday, June 9, Cleveland offered members of ITSA an opportunity to examine a model of a hyperbolic paraboloid, which is sometimes called a hypar, by coming to Spring Valley to see some of the alternative building methods in...

ultra lounge

ultra lounge  n.— «It was happy hour at a nearby “ultra lounge,” whether or not patrons knew what was meant by “ultra.”…“Ultra” is something of a hyperbolic reference to the less-than-ultra-surprising mix of offerings: cocktails...

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