transfinite number

noun Mathematics.

an infinite cardinal or ordinal number.

Origin of transfinite number

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for transfinite number

transfinite number


a cardinal or ordinal number used in the comparison of infinite sets for which several types of infinity can be classifiedthe set of integers and the set of real numbers have different transfinite numbers
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Science definitions for transfinite number

transfinite number
[ trăns-fīnīt′ ]

A number that is greater than any finite number.
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