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
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
A line that approaches a function's graph more and more closely, but never touches it. Asymptote are the limits of a graph.
HOLY SHIFT! LOOK AT THE ASYMPTOTE ON THAT MOTHER FUNCTION!
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.
-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.