Math Definitions - Letter H


Definition of Hyperbola

Definition of Hyperbola

A hyperbola is an arch-shaped curve with two branches. It is one of the conic sections.

A hyperbola may be described as the locus of a point which moves so that the distances

  • From the point to a fixed point called the focus, and
  • From the point to a fixed straight line called the directrix
are always in the same ratio.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter H

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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