# asymptote

[as-im-toht]

## Origin of asymptote

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### Historical Examples of asymptote

The curve is symmetrical about the axis of y and has the axis of x for its asymptote.

But after you have demonstrated to him the properties of the hyperbola and its asymptote, the apparent absurdity vanishes.

The Religion of Geology and Its Connected SciencesEdward Hitchcock

Even so there are asymptote figures in geometry where an infinite length makes only a finite progress in breadth.

TheodicyG. W. Leibniz

If these factors are all real and distinct, there is an asymptote corresponding to each factor.

The area of the loop, which equals the area between the curve and its asymptote, is 3a/2.

## asymptote

## Word Origin for asymptote

C17: from Greek asumptōtos not falling together, from a- 1 + syn- + ptōtos inclined to fall, from piptein to fall

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## asymptote

[ăs′ĭm-tōt′]

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