ad infinitum

[ ad in-fuh-nahy-tuhm, ad in- ]
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adverb
  1. to infinity; endlessly; without limit. Abbreviations: ad inf., ad infin

Origin of ad infinitum

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From Latin

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How to use ad infinitum in a sentence

  • Then you'll postpone the gravel-pit performance ad infinitum?

    Frank Fairlegh | Frank E. Smedley
  • He could indeed go on writing pernicious articles about the Prime Minister ad infinitum,—from year's end to year's end.

    The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
  • He must have had another will to create this will, and a third will to create the second, and so on ad infinitum, which is absurd.

  • As we cannot proceed ad infinitum, there must be a first which is the cause of the existence of everything else.

British Dictionary definitions for ad infinitum

ad infinitum

/ (æd ˌɪnfɪˈnaɪtəm) /


adverb
  1. without end; endlessly; to infinity: Abbreviation: ad inf

Origin of ad infinitum

1
Latin

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