Meaning of infinite by Wiktionary Dictionary

Explanation of infinite by Wordnet Dictionary

# infinite

- ( UK ) IPA: /ˈɪnfɪnɪt/
- ( US ) IPA: /ˈɪnfənət/
- Indefinably large, countlessly great; immense. [from 14th c.]
- Boundless, endless, without end or limits; innumerable. [from 15th c.]
- ( now rare ) With plural noun: infinitely many. [from 15th c.]
- ( mathematics ) Greater than any positive quantity or magnitude; limitless. [from 17th c.]
- ( set theory, of a set ) Having infinitely many elements .
- ( grammar ) Not limited by person or number. [from 19th c.]
- ( set theory ): countably infinite
- ( set theory ): uncountable

### Etymology

From Latin infinitus, from in- ( “not” ) + finis ( “end” ) + the perfect passive participle ending -itus .

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### Adjective

infinite ( comparative more infinite, superlative most infinite )

### Usage notes

Although the term is incomparable in the precise sense, it can be comparable both in mathematics and set theory to compare different degrees of infinity, and informally to denote yet a larger thing .

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Explanation of infinite by Wordnet Dictionary