asymptote

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asymptote

a straight line that is closely approached by a plane curve so that the perpendicular distance between them decreases to zero as the distance from the origin increases to infinity

asymptote

[′as·əm‚tōt]
(mathematics)
A line approached by a curve in the limit as the curve approaches infinity.
The limit of the tangents to a curve as the point of contact approaches infinity.
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As an example, the filter-based case presented in Section 3 (centered at zero frequency) yields the same asymptotic limit as the one reported in [9], which applies to filter-based cases centered at a non-zero frequency.
The upper asymptotic limit in this case is evaluated as
For each case, we ran the model with a time step of 1 year for 200 years, long enough to ensure that the proportion of women had approached its asymptotic limit.
pool and the faculty at Mountain University will match, reaching the asymptotic limit of 50% female in 57 years.
A] for some of significant asymptotic limits has been used for a conducting fluid which is continuously injected or ejected through a pair of parallel porous walls and escapes in both directions along the channel.

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