Origin of aleph-null

First recorded in 1905–10
Also called a·leph-ze·ro [ah-lif-zeer-oh] /ˈɑ lɪfˈzɪər oʊ/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for aleph-null



  1. the smallest infinite cardinal number; the cardinal number of the set of positive integersSymbol: א 0
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aleph-null in Science


  1. The first of the transfinite cardinal numbers, corresponding to the number of elements in the set of positive integers.
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