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 approaches unity as the independent variable approaches a limit or infinity.4. (of a formula) becoming increasingly exact as a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity.5. coming into consideration as a variable approaches a limit, usually infinity: asymptotic property; asymptotic behavior.Also, asymptotical.[166575; ASYMPTOTE + IC]
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