What does exaggeration mean?

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  1. The act of heaping or piling up.
  2. The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth, reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.
  3. A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
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She also had the exceptional ability to recall vividly small incidents in her life, and recount them without any exaggeration.
My list is somewhat more reliable than that unchecked serial exaggeration of Eskimo snow vocabulary you hear so much about.
The statement was an exaggeration of course, but Mama never admitted to anything less than perfection.
To suggest that it would become an open door for crooks, conmen and other criminals is a gross exaggeration.
I think it would be a gross exaggeration to say there are difficulties all over the country with them.
He is, however, also particularly prone to exaggeration, which may make others think of him as ridiculous.

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