Meaning of ASYMPTOTIC in English


— asymptotically , adv.

/as'im tot"ik/ , adj. Math.

1. of or pertaining to an asymptote.

2. (of a function) approaching a given value as an expression containing a variable tends to infinity.

3. (of two functions) so defined that their ratio approaches unity as the independent variable approaches a limit or infinity.

4. (of a formula) becoming increasingly exact as a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity.

5. coming into consideration as a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity: asymptotic property; asymptotic behavior.

Also, asymptotical .

[ 1665-75; ASYMPTOTE + -IC ]

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