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transfinite

[ trans-fahy-nahyt ]

adjective

  1. going beyond or surpassing the finite.


transfinite

/ trænsˈfaɪnaɪt /

adjective

  1. extending beyond the finite


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Word History and Origins

Origin of transfinite1

First recorded in 1900–05; trans- + finite
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Example Sentences

And he has occupied himself in comparing these transfinite cardinal numbers.

Unless it were a transfinite number falling in love with a finite one—I suppose such things do happen, even in mathematics.

Operational instructions, too, were transmitted and were acted upon with thought's transfinite speed.

Diversity is finite although it may be admitted to be transfinite, or greater than any assignable value.

Yet it is transfinite in the sense that it transcends the comprehension of finite minds or processes.

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