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Meaning of ASYMPTOTE

Pronunciation:  'asim`towt

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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