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- adj. asymptotic
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to or having the character of an asymptote; approaching indefinitely near, but never meeting.
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If I revised the same story over and over trying to make it perfect, at best it would an asymptotical approach, always getting closer but never quite making it.
In these perpetual lines and curves ran the asymptotical negotiation from beginning to end -- and so it might have run for two centuries, without hope of coincidence.
The long ascending line from dead matter to man has been a progress Godwards, -- not an asymptotical progress, but destined from the beginning to furnish a point of union; and occupying that point as true God and true man, -- as Creator and created, -- we recognize the adorable Monarch of all the future!
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[1, 2] has been developed by carrying out an asymptotical dimensional reduction from 3D elasticity equations to a 1D model in the form of Timoshenko theory.