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Topic: What does "Asymptote" mean?
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What does "Asymptote" mean?
Posted: Oct 27, 2013 9:33 AM
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I know "An asymptote is a line or curve that approaches a given curve
arbitrarily closely,..."

Weisstein, Eric W. "Asymptote." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web
Resource. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Asymptote.html

What I want to know is why is it called an /asymptote/.



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