##### Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

##### Wiktionary

**asymptotic**

a. (label en mathematics) Pertaining to values or property approached at infinity.

##### WordNet

**asymptotic**

adj. relating to or of the nature of an asymptote; "an asymptotic function"

##### Wikipedia

#### Usage examples of "asymptotic".

But the history of science - by far the most successful claim to knowledge accessible to humans - teaches that the most we can hope for is successive improvement in our understanding, learning from our mistakes, an __asymptotic__ approach to the Universe, but with the proviso that absolute certainty will always elude us.

There seems to be some sort of __asymptotic__ phenomenon that takes over when we enlarge.

There seems to be some sort of __asymptotic__ phenomenon that takes over when we enlarge.

Outside, the enemy destroyer approached on an __asymptotic__ curve, always toward the port side where Truculent bad no operational disruptors to bear.

He has burdened himself with a square, old-fashioned briefcase that pulls his slender frame to one side, giving him the __asymptotic__ curve of a sapling in a steady wind.

For the Destruction and all aboard her, Time was slowing down on an __asymptotic__ curve.

The paradoxes of the calculus of small differences, with their tangled substrate of divergent series and __asymptotic__ expansions, were no different to them than were earlier logical worries over differentials, limits, generalized functions, action at a distance, and renormaliza-tion.