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infinite

[ in-fuh-nit ]
/ ˈɪn fə nɪt /
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Definition of infinite

adjective
noun
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Origin of infinite

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin infīnītus boundless. See in-3, finite

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British Dictionary definitions for infinite

infinite
/ (ˈɪnfɪnɪt) /

adjective
  1. having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or magnitude
  2. (as noun; preceded by the)the infinite
extremely or immeasurably great or numerousinfinite wealth
all-embracing, absolute, or totalGod's infinite wisdom
maths
  1. having an unlimited number of digits, factors, terms, members, etcan infinite series
  2. (of a set) able to be put in a one-to-one correspondence with part of itself
  3. (of an integral) having infinity as one or both limits of integrationCompare finite (def. 2)

Derived forms of infinite

infinitely, adverbinfiniteness, noun
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Scientific definitions for infinite

infinite
[ ĭnfə-nĭt ]

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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