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  1. going beyond or surpassing the finite.
  1. transfinite number.

Origin of transfinite

First recorded in 1900–05; trans- + finite
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Examples from the Web for transfinite

Historical Examples

  • Diversity is finite although it may be admitted to be transfinite, or greater than any assignable value.

    The Mystery of Space

    Robert T. Browne

  • Yet it is transfinite in the sense that it transcends the comprehension of finite minds or processes.

    The Mystery of Space

    Robert T. Browne

  • And he has occupied himself in comparing these transfinite cardinal numbers.

  • Operational instructions, too, were transmitted and were acted upon with thought's transfinite speed.

    Masters of Space

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • “Cantorism” means the theory of transfinite aggregates and numbers erected for the most part by Georg Cantor.

British Dictionary definitions for transfinite


  1. extending beyond the finite
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