Meaning of ASYMPTOTE
Pronunciation:   'asim`towt



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
[n] a straight line that is the limiting value of a curve; can be considered as tangent at infinity; "the asymptote of the curve" 

ASYMPTOTE is a 9 letter word that starts with A. 
 See Also:   straight line  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \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.


Thesaurus Terms 

 Related Terms:   approach, bottleneck, collision course, concentralization, concentration, concourse, concurrence, confluence, conflux, congress, convergence, converging, crossing, focalization, focus, funnel, hub, meeting, mutual approach, narrowing gap, radius, spokes, tangent 
 

