infinite

[in-fuh-nit]

adjective

noun


Origin of infinite

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin infīnītus boundless. See in-3, finite
Related formsin·fi·nite·ly, adverbin·fi·nite·ness, nounnon·in·fi·nite, adjective, nounnon·in·fi·nite·ly, adverbnon·in·fi·nite·ness, nounqua·si-in·fi·nite, adjectivequa·si-in·fi·nite·ly, adverbsu·per·in·fi·nite, adjectivesu·per·in·fi·nite·ly, adverbsu·per·in·fi·nite·ness, nounun·in·fi·nite, adjectiveun·in·fi·nite·ly, adverbun·in·fi·nite·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for infiniteness

infinite

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 Formsinfinitely, adverbinfiniteness, noun
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Word Origin and History for infiniteness

infinite

adj.

late 14c., "eternal, limitless," also "extremely great in number," from Old French infinit "endless, boundless," and directly from Latin infinitus "unbounded, unlimited," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + finitus "defining, definite," from finis "end" (see finish). The noun meaning "that which is infinite" is from 1580s.

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infiniteness in Science

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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