hyperbolic

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Hyperbolic (def.): meaning like a hyperbola, which is a mathematical term for a type of open curve. It can be used to describe a mirror and in astronomy, it describes a mirror type used in a Cassegrain telescope. This type of mirror will direct light from one focus to another focus. It is used in telescopes to correct for distortions.

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