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infinite

[in-fuh-nit]
adjective
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

infinitely, adverb
infiniteness, noun
noninfinite, adjective, noun
noninfinitely, adverb
noninfiniteness, noun
quasi-infinite, adjective
quasi-infinitely, adverb
superinfinite, adjective
superinfinitely, adverb
superinfiniteness, noun
uninfinite, adjective
uninfinitely, adverb
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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Science Dictionary
infinite   (ĭn'fə-nĭt)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to a set that can be put into a one-to-one correspondence with some proper subset of its own members.

  2. Relating to or being a numerical quantity describing the size of such a set.

  3. Being without an upper or lower numerical bound.


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Slang Dictionary

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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