limitless

[lim-it-lis]
adjective
without limit; boundless: limitless ambition; limitless space.

Origin:
1575–85; limit + -less

limitlessly, adverb
limitlessness, noun


unbounded, measureless, unending, countless.
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limit (ˈlɪmɪt)
 
n
1.  (sometimes plural) the ultimate extent, degree, or amount of something: the limit of endurance
2.  (often plural) the boundary or edge of a specific area: the city limits
3.  (often plural) the area of premises within specific boundaries
4.  the largest quantity or amount allowed
5.  maths
 a.  a value to which a function f(x) approaches as closely as desired as the independent variable approaches a specified value (x = a) or approaches infinity
 b.  a value to which a sequence an approaches arbitrarily close as n approaches infinity
 c.  the limit of a sequence of partial sums of a convergent infinite series: the limit of 1 + ½ + ¼ + ⅛ + … is 2
6.  maths one of the two specified values between which a definite integral is evaluated
7.  informal the limit a person or thing that is intolerably exasperating
8.  off limits
 a.  out of bounds
 b.  forbidden to do or use: smoking was off limits everywhere
9.  within limits to a certain or limited extent: I approve of it within limits
 
vb , -its, -iting, -ited
10.  to restrict or confine, as to area, extent, time, etc
11.  law to agree, fix, or assign specifically
 
[C14: from Latin līmes boundary]
 
'limitable
 
adj
 
'limitableness
 
n
 
'limitless
 
adj
 
'limitlessly
 
adv
 
'limitlessness
 
n

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limitless
1580s, from limit + -less.
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Example sentences
Because of the clever structuring of the financial instruments, the supply of
  lending capital was nearly limitless.
In their first hours underground, the darkness around them must have seemed
  limitless.
The global economy is now so large that society can no longer safely pretend it
  operates within a limitless ecosystem.
Solution: our model of limitless human population growth needs updating.
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