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infinitesimally
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infinitesimal
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adjective
1.
indefinitely or exceedingly small; minute:
infinitesimal vessels in the
circulatory system
.
2.
immeasurably small; less than an assignable quantity:
to an infinitesimal degree.
3.
of, pertaining to, or involving infinitesimals.
noun
4.
an infinitesimal quantity.
5.
Mathematics
.
a variable having zero as a limit.
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Origin:
1645–55;
<
NeoLatin
infīnītēsim
(
us
), equivalent to
Latin
infīnīt
(
us
)
infinite
+
ēsimus
suffix of ordinal numerals +
al
^{1}
Related forms
infinitesimality,
infinitesimalness,
noun
infinitesimally,
adverb
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World English Dictionary
infinitesimal
(ˌɪnfɪnɪˈtɛsɪməl)
—
adj
1.
infinitely or immeasurably small
2.
maths
of, relating to, or involving a small change in the value of a variable that approaches zero as a limit
—
n
3.
maths
an infinitesimal quantity
infini'tesimally
—
adv
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Word Origin & History
infinitesimal
1710, "infinitely small," from Mod.L. infinitesimus, coined by Ger. philosopher and mathematician Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (16461716) from L. infinitus "infinite" (see
infinite
) + esimus, as in centesimus "hundredth."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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American Heritage
Science Dictionary
infinitesimal
(ĭn'fĭnĭtěs'əməl)
Pronunciation Key
Adjective Capable of having values approaching zero as a limit.
Noun A function or variable continuously approaching zero as a limit.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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Example sentences
Even the
infinitesimally
small and nutty realm of the quantum can't escape this
sort of binary logic.
Another way is that who would discover something so
infinitesimally
small and
why.
T cells have the ability to search out
infinitesimally
tiny markers on cells.
The odds that the bullets collide are
infinitesimally
small.
If by
infinitesimally
probabilities, you mean zero, say zero.
So he does his research anyway and everything he reads tells him the odds of something bad happening are
infinitesimally
small.
For an
infinitesimally
thin surface element, stresses are tangential as radial stresses go to zero on the surface.
To reach the wall you'd need to take an infinite number of steps, and by the end they'd become
infinitesimally
small.
If your tank is half full then the car is lighter and your mileage will improve by an
infinitesimally
small amount.
At room temperature, this metal must have an
infinitesimally
small vapor pressure.
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