**asymptotic** — 1670s, see ASYMPTOTE (Cf. asymptote) + IC (Cf. ic). Related: Asymptotical; asymptotically … Etymology dictionary

**asymptotic** — 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… … Universalium

**asymptotic** — A line is asymptotic to a curve if the distance between the line and the curve tends to zero as the distance along the curve tends to infinity … Philosophy dictionary

**asymptotic** — as•ymp•tot•ic [[t]ˌæs ɪmˈtɒt ɪk[/t]] also as ymp•tot′i•cal adj. 1) math. of or pertaining to an asymptote 2) math. (of a function) approaching a given value as an expression containing a variable tends to infinity 3) math. coming into… … From formal English to slang

**asymptotic** — adjective see asymptote … New Collegiate Dictionary

**asymptotic** — adjective Of, relating to, or being an asymptote; approaching ever nearer, but never crossing. Syn: asymptotical … Wiktionary

**asymptotic** — Pertaining to a limiting value, for example of a dependent variable, when the independent variable approaches zero or infinity … Medical dictionary

**asymptotic** — adj. pertaining to a straight line which approaches but never intercepts a curve (Mathematics) … English contemporary dictionary

**asymptotic** — as·ymp·tot·ic … English syllables

**Asymptotic theory** — is the branch of mathematics which studies properties of asymptotic expansions.The most known result of this field is the prime number theorem:Let pi;( x ) be the number of prime numbers that are smaller than or equal to x .The limit:lim {x… … Wikipedia