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.
The theory is not a thing complete from the first, but a thing which grows, as it were asymptotically, towards certainty.
Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall
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
1670s, see asymptote + -ic. Related: Asymptotical; asymptotically.
a lack of or coincidence in time. Historical Examples asynchronism, a-sin′kro-nizm, n. want of synchronism or correspondence in time. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various noun a lack of synchronism; occurrence at different times
a lack of or coincidence in time. noun a lack of synchronism; occurrence at different times
- Asynchronous logic
asynchronous logic architecture A data-driven circuit design technique where, instead of the components sharing a common clock and exchanging data on clock edges, data is passed on as soon as it is available. This removes the need to distribute a common clock signal throughout the circuit with acceptable clock skew. It also helps to reduce […]
- Asynchronous transmission
electronic communication between digital devices, as two separate computers that run at different speeds, that requires start and stop bits for each character transmitted.