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infinite

[in-fuh-nit]
1.
immeasurably great: an infinite capacity for forgiveness.
2.
indefinitely or exceedingly great: infinite sums of money.
3.
unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time, etc.: the infinite nature of outer space.
4.
unbounded or unlimited; boundless; endless: God's infinite mercy.
5.
Mathematics.
a.
not finite.
b.
(of a set) having elements that can be put into one-to-one correspondence with a subset that is not the given set.
noun
6.
something that is infinite.
7.
Mathematics. an infinite quantity or magnitude.
8.
the boundless regions of space.
9.
the Infinite (Being), God.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin infīnītus boundless. See in-3, finite

infiniteness, noun
noninfiniteness, noun
superinfiniteness, noun
uninfiniteness, noun

1. enormous, immense, tremendous.

1. small, limited.
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 infinite (ˈɪnfɪnɪt) —adj 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 4. maths 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 'infinitely —adv 'infiniteness —n

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Word Origin & History

infinite
c.1385, from L. infinitus "unbounded, unlimited," from in- "not" + finitus "defining, definite," from finis "end" (see finish).
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 infinite   (ĭn'fə-nĭt)  Pronunciation Key  Relating to a set that can be put into a one-to-one correspondence with some proper subset of its own members. Relating to or being a numerical quantity describing the size of such a set. Being without an upper or lower numerical bound.
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infinite

adj. [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.
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