# Asymptote vs. Blobfish — What's the Difference?

## Definitions

#### Asymptote➦

In analytic geometry, an asymptote () of a curve is a line such that the distance between the curve and the line approaches zero as one or both of the x or y coordinates tends to infinity. In projective geometry and related contexts, an asymptote of a curve is a line which is tangent to the curve at a point at infinity.The word asymptote is derived from the Greek ἀσύμπτωτος (asumptōtos) which means "not falling together", from ἀ priv.

#### Blobfish➦

Psychrolutes marcidus, a fish that inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of the Australian mainland and Tasmania.

#### Asymptote➦

A line whose distance to a given curve tends to zero. An asymptote may or may not intersect its associated curve.

#### Asymptote➦

(analysis) A straight line which a curve approaches arbitrarily closely as it goes to infinity. The limit of the curve; its tangent "at infinity".

#### Asymptote➦

Anything which comes near to but never meets something else.

#### Asymptote➦

(analysis) To approach, but never quite touch, a straight line, as something goes to infinity.