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n. 1. in statistics, a hypothetical straight line that a regular curve approaches but never reaches, as it approaches infinity. 2. in psychology, the approach toward a full level of response or cure after many learning trials.

ASYMPTOTE: "An asymptote represents a hypothetical straight line that a curve gets close to but never reaches as performance becomes more consistent. "

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