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### 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