# asymptotic

### or as·ymp·tot·i·cal

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

/ ˌæs ɪmˈtɒt ɪk or ˌæs ɪmˈtɒt ɪ kəl /PHONETIC RESPELLING

### 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.

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## OTHER WORDS FROM asymptotic

as·ymp·tot·i·cal·ly, adverb## Words nearby asymptotic

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## British Dictionary definitions for asymptotic

asymptotic

### asymptotical

/ (ˌæsɪmˈtɒtɪk) /

### adjective

of or referring to an asymptote

(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 of asymptotic

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