an infinite cardinal or ordinal number.
Words nearby transfinite number
Origin of transfinite number
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for 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
[ trăns-fī′nīt′ ]
A number that is greater than any finite number.
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