infinity

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presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC) Anaximander
straight line that is the limiting value of a curve; can be considered as tangent at infinity asymptote
(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe Chaos
distance in front of a lens that is focused at infinity beyond which all objects are well defined and clear hyperfocal distance
mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity limit , limit point , point of accumulation
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