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## as·ymp·tote

(ăs′ĭm-tōt′, -ĭmp-)*n.*

A line whose distance to a given curve tends to zero. An asymptote may or may not intersect its associated curve.

[Ultimately from Greek asumptōtos,

*not intersecting*: a-,*not*; see**a-**^{1}+ sumptōtos,*intersecting*(from sumpiptein, sumptō-,*to converge*: sun-,*syn-*+ piptein,*to fall*; see pet- in Indo-European roots).]**as′ymp·tot′ic**(-tŏt′ĭk),

**as′ymp·tot′i·cal**

*adj.*

**as′ymp·tot′i·cal·ly**

*adv.*

## asymptotic

(ˌæsɪmˈtɒtɪk)*or*

## asymptotical

*adj*

**1.**(Mathematics) of or referring to an asymptote

**2.**(Mathematics) (of a function, series, formula, etc) approaching a given value or condition, as a variable or an expression containing a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity

**ˌasympˈtotically**

*adv*

## as•ymp•tot•ic

(ˌæs ɪmˈtɒt ɪk)## also **as`ymp•tot′i•cal,**

*adj.*

**1.**of or pertaining to an asymptote.

**2.**(of a function) approaching a given value as an expression containing a variable tends to infinity.

**3.**coming into consideration as a variable approaches a limit, usu. infinity: asymptotic property.

[1665–75]

**as`ymp•tot′i•cal•ly,**

*adv.*

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Adj. | 1. | asymptotic - relating to or of the nature of an asymptote; "an asymptotic function" |

Translations

**asymptotický**

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