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transfinite number

noun, Mathematics.
an infinite cardinal or ordinal number.
Origin of transfinite number
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Unless it were a transfinite number falling in love with a finite one—I suppose such things do happen, even in mathematics.

    The Voyage Out Virginia Woolf
British Dictionary definitions for transfinite number

transfinite number

a cardinal or ordinal number used in the comparison of infinite sets for which several types of infinity can be classified: the set of integers and the set of real numbers have different transfinite numbers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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transfinite number in Science
transfinite number
A number that is greater than any finite number.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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