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asymptotic
or
asymptotical
[as-im-
tot
-ik
or
as-im-
tot
-i-k
uh
l]
/ˌæs ɪmˈtɒt ɪk
or
ˌæs ɪmˈtɒt ɪ kəl/
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Syllables
Word Origin
adjective
,
Mathematics.
1.
of or relating to an
asymptote
.
2.
(of a function) approaching a given value as an expression containing a variable tends to infinity.
3.
(of two functions) so defined that their ratio approaches unity as the independent variable approaches a limit or infinity.
4.
(of a formula) becoming increasingly exact as a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity.
5.
coming into consideration as a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity:
asymptotic property; asymptotic behavior.
Origin of
asymptotic
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1665-1675
First recorded in
1665-75;
asymptote
+
-ic
Related forms
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asymptotically,
adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for
asymptotic
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asymptotic
/
ˌæsɪmˈtɒtɪk
/
adjective
1.
of or referring to an asymptote
2.
(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
Derived Forms
asymptotically,
adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Word Origin and History for
asymptotic
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adj.
1670s, see
asymptote
+
-ic
. Related:
Asymptotical
;
asymptotically
.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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