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What does "Asymptote" mean?
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Oct 29, 2013 9:09 AM



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What does "Asymptote" mean?
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Oct 27, 2013 9:33 AM


I know "An asymptote is a line or curve that approaches a given curve arbitrarily closely,..."
Weisstein, Eric W. "Asymptote." From MathWorldA Wolfram Web Resource. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Asymptote.html
What I want to know is why is it called an /asymptote/.



