transfinite number

  1. an infinite cardinal or ordinal number.

Origin of transfinite number

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby transfinite number Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use transfinite number in a sentence

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

    The Voyage Out | Virginia Woolf

British Dictionary definitions for transfinite number

transfinite number

  1. a cardinal or ordinal number used in the comparison of infinite sets for which several types of infinity can be classified: the set of integers and the set of real numbers have different transfinite numbers

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Scientific definitions for transfinite number

transfinite number

[ trăns-fīnīt′ ]

  1. A number that is greater than any finite number.

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