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[in-fahy-muh m, -fee-]
noun Mathematics.
  1. greatest lower bound. Abbreviation: inf
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Origin of infimum

1935–40; < Latin, noun use of neuter of infimus lowest (superlative of inferus low)
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Historical Examples of infimum

  • The imum is the lowest extremity of a part; then the infimum, the lowest part, with reference to the other parts.

    Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes

    Ludwig Dderlein

British Dictionary definitions for infimum


noun plural -ma (-mə)
  1. the greatest lower bound
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