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asymptote - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'asymptote' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Asymptote [ n.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'asymptote' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . asymptote [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a straight line that is the limiting value of a curve; can be considered as tangent at infinity
Example in sentence:
  • the asymptote of the curve