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Approaching a value or curve arbitrarily closely (i.e., as some sort of Limit is taken). A Curve $A$ which is asymptotic to given Curve $C$ is called the Asymptote of $C$.

See also Asymptosy, Asymptote, Asymptotic Curve, Asymptotic Direction, Asymptotic Series, Limit

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