A straight line that is the limiting value of a curve. It can have many different equations and is the most important factor in curve sketches and other similar mathematical sectors.
The 4th order polynomial approaches the asymptote at y = x on the cartesian number plane.
by Dan October 10, 2003
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A line that approaches a function's graph more and more closely, but never touches it. Asymptote are the limits of a graph.
by Floral Winter February 22, 2010
-noun: a guy/girl that has a crush on someone and shows it but never does anything about it, just keeps his/her distance.
That guy is an asymptote because he likes me yet never intends to ask me on a date.
by paopao89 May 02, 2009
A mathematical term. It describes a line or equation of a line that would approach a certain point never go all the way. Taught to algebra or pre-calc students.

It can also be a term that describes a person who wishes to be in a relationship with another person, gets close to that person as time goes on but never actually ask her/him out for some reason
Usually they quit after the person gets into a relationship but in some cases they extend to infinity
can become stalkers
in some cases the other person realize their affection, which is their goal, and result in happy ending
example: y=1/x

Person A: Al is always hanging out with Christina these days
Person B: yeah Al is definitely into her
Person A: Did he tell her yet?
Person B: no he is too shy
Person A: man that is tough. how long is he going to keep this up?
-ten years later at Allison's wedding
Person A: how's Al doing these days
Person B: pretty good. look he's best man
Person A: wow he is one tough asymptote
by hobos_on_trains April 03, 2010
An asymptote is a person who you get closer and closer to you but never touches you.

Derived from the term in analytic geometry.
Roo Roo came over last night and had her in the bed for ages and got absolutely nothing. She's such an asymptote.
by Pigballs January 23, 2016
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