- immeasurably great: an infinite capacity for forgiveness.
- indefinitely or exceedingly great: infinite sums of money.
- unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time, etc.: the infinite nature of outer space.
- unbounded or unlimited; boundless; endless: God's infinite mercy.
- not finite.
- (of a set) having elements that can be put into one-to-one correspondence with a subset that is not the given set.
- something that is infinite.
- Mathematics. an infinite quantity or magnitude.
- the boundless regions of space.
- the Infinite (Being), God.
Origin of infinite
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- having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or magnitude
- (as noun; preceded by the)the infinite
- extremely or immeasurably great or numerousinfinite wealth
- all-embracing, absolute, or totalGod's infinite wisdom
- having an unlimited number of digits, factors, terms, members, etcan infinite series
- (of a set) able to be put in a one-to-one correspondence with part of itself
- (of an integral) having infinity as one or both limits of integrationCompare finite (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for quasi-infinite
late 14c., "eternal, limitless," also "extremely great in number," from Old French infinit "endless, boundless," and directly from Latin infinitus "unbounded, unlimited," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + finitus "defining, definite," from finis "end" (see finish). The noun meaning "that which is infinite" is from 1580s.
- Relating to a set that can be put into a one-to-one correspondence with some proper subset of its own members.
- Relating to or being a numerical quantity describing the size of such a set.
- Being without an upper or lower numerical bound.