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.
(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.
- in·fi·nite·ly, adverb
- in·fi·nite·ness, noun
- non·in·fi·nite, adjective, noun
- non·in·fi·nite·ly, adverb
- non·in·fi·nite·ness, noun
- qua·si-in·fi·nite, adjective
- qua·si-in·fi·nite·ly, adverb
- su·per·in·fi·nite, adjective
- su·per·in·fi·nite·ly, adverb
- su·per·in·fi·nite·ness, noun
- un·in·fi·nite, adjective
- un·in·fi·nite·ly, adverb
- un·in·fi·nite·ness, noun
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How to use infinite in a sentence
Only by using a technique dubbed “renormalization,” which involved carefully concealing infinite quantities, could researchers sidestep bogus predictions.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics | Charlie Wood | September 17, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Now Jayadev Athreya, David Aulicino and Patrick Hooper have shown that an infinite number of such paths do in fact exist on the dodecahedron.Mathematicians Report New Discovery About the Dodecahedron | Erica Klarreich | August 31, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The technique effectively helps mathematicians solve problems — some with infinite possibilities — by turning them into discrete, finite problems.Computer Scientists Attempt to Corner the Collatz Conjecture | Kevin Hartnett | August 26, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The photon is massless, and so electromagnetism has an infinite range.
As a consequence, inflation can’t help but produce a multiverse — a technicolor existence with an infinite variety of pocket universes, one of which we call home.
He asked the first local he could find if he had arrived on an island, and was assured that he had, but that it was infinite.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was informed indeed he had, however the island was infinite.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is the principle of infinite compossibility—the idea that no two things must rule each other out.
The Infinity Stones are six magical stones that, when inserted into the Infinity Gauntlet, grant the wearer infinite power.Inside Marvel’s Phase 3: How ‘The Avengers’ Cross Paths with Black Panther and the New Superheroes | Marlow Stern | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Teasers to Reverse Flash and Crisis on infinite Earths will appease geeky fanboys.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie | Sujay Kumar | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What of the infinite goodness of God in teaching the grub of the ichneumon-fly to eat up the cabbage caterpillar alive?God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
I see no infinite goodness here, but only the infinite foolishness of sentimental superstition.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
There were infinite possibilities for "the greaser" to pocket a goodly share of the profits, and "cover up his tracks."Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
He took infinite pains with everything and his enthusiasm knew no bounds.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Miss Anne went on to talk of Jean, a miraculous infant of infinite graces and accomplishments.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for infinite
having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or magnitude
(as noun; preceded by the): the infinite
extremely or immeasurably great or numerous: infinite wealth
all-embracing, absolute, or total: God's infinite wisdom
having an unlimited number of digits, factors, terms, members, etc: an 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 integration: Compare finite (def. 2)
- infinitely, adverb
- infiniteness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for infinite
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.
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