# Asymptotic

of or relating to an .

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

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

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

coming into consideration as a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity:

asymptotic property; asymptotic behavior.

**adjective**

of or referring to an asymptote

(of a function, series, formula, etc) approaching a given value or condition, as a variable or an expression containing a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity

**adj.**

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

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