# asymptotic

### or as·ymp·tot·i·cal

[as-im-tot-ik or as-im-tot-i-kuh l]

### adjective Mathematics.

of or relating to an asymptote.

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

(of two functions) so defined that their ratio approaches unity as the independent variable approaches a limit or infinity.

(of a formula) becoming increasingly exact as a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity.

coming into consideration as a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity: asymptotic property; asymptotic behavior.

## Origin of asymptotic

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## asymptotic

### asymptotical

### adjective

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