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## asymptote |

2 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Asymptote \As"ymp*tote\ (?; 215), n. [Gr. ? not falling together; 'a priv. + ? to fall together; ? with + ? to fall. Cf {Symptom}.] (Math.) A line which approaches nearer to some curve than assignable distance, but though infinitely extended, would never meet it Asymptotes may be straight lines or curves. A rectilinear asymptote may be conceived as a tangent to the curve at an infinite distance. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: asymptote n : a straight line that is the limiting value of a curve; can be considered as tangent at infinity; "the asymptote of the curve"

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