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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
asymptotic

1670s, see asymptote + -ic. Related: Asymptotical; asymptotically.\n

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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"

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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.