|1.||a. having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or magnitude|
|b. (as noun; preceded by the): the infinite|
|2.||extremely or immeasurably great or numerous: infinite wealth|
|3.||all-embracing, absolute, or total: God's infinite wisdom|
|a. having an unlimited number of digits, factors, terms, members, etc: an infinite series|
|b. (of a set) able to be put in a one-to-one correspondence with part of itself|
|c. Compare finite (of an integral) having infinity as one or both limits of integration|
infiniteadj. [common] Consisting of a large number of objects; extreme. Used very loosely as in: "This program produces infinite garbage." "He is an infinite loser." The word most likely to follow `infinite', though, is hair. (It has been pointed out that fractals are an excellent example of infinite hair.) These uses are abuses of the word's mathematical meaning. The term `semi-infinite', denoting an immoderately large amount of some resource, is also heard. "This compiler is taking a semi-infinite amount of time to optimize my program." See also semi.