infinite

Pronunciation Adjective

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Pronunciation Adjective

**infinite**

- Indefinably large, countlessly great; immense. [
*from 14th c.*]**1603**, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 40, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book I, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:- The number is so
**infinite**, that verily it would be an easier matter for me to reckon up those that have feared the same.

- Whatever is finite, as finite, will admit of no comparative relation with infinity; for whatever is less than
**infinite**is still infinitely distant from infinity; and lower than infinite distance the lowest or least cannot sink.

- Whatever is finite, as finite, will admit of no comparative relation with infinity; for whatever is less than
**infinite**riches in a little room

**1667**, John Milton, “Book 9”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:- which
**infinite**calamity shall cause to human life

- Boundless, endless, without end or limits; innumerable. [
*from 15th c.*]Bible, Psalms cxlvii. 5 - Great is our Lord, and of great power; his understanding is
**infinite**.

- Great is our Lord, and of great power; his understanding is

- (
*with plural noun*) Infinitely many. [*from 15th c.*]**2012**, Helen Donelan, Karen Kear, Magnus Ramage,*Online Communication and Collaboration: A Reader*- Huxley's theory says that if you provide
**infinite**monkeys with infinite typewriters, some monkey somewhere will eventually create a masterpiece – a play by Shakespeare, a Platonic dialogue, or an economic treatise by Adam Smith.

- Huxley's theory says that if you provide

- (
*mathematics*) Greater than any positive quantity or magnitude; limitless. [*from 17th c.*] - (
*set theory, of a set*) Having infinitely many elements.- For any
**infinite**set, there is a 1-1 correspondence between it and at least one of its proper subsets. For example, there is a 1-1 correspondence between the set of natural numbers and the set of squares of natural numbers, which is a proper subset of the set of natural numbers.

- For any

- (
*grammar*) Not limited by person or number. [*from 19th c.*] - (
*music*) Capable of endless repetition; said of certain forms of the canon, also called perpetual fugues, constructed so that their ends lead to their beginnings.

- (
*indefinably large*) immeasurable, inestimable, vast - (
*without end or limits*) amaranthine, boundless, endless, interminable, limitless, unbounded, unending, unlimited; see also Thesaurus:infinite or Thesaurus:eternal - (
*infinitely many*) countless; see also Thesaurus:innumerable

- French: infini
- German: unendlich, endlos, unbegrenzt, unbeschränkt
- Italian: infinito
- Portuguese: infinito
- Russian: бесконе́чный
- Spanish: infinito

- French: un nombre infini de

- Infinitely many.

**infinite** (*plural* infinites)

- Something that is infinite in nature.
**2004**, Teun Koetsier, Luc Bergmans,*Mathematics and the Divine: A Historical Study*(page 449)- Cautiously, Hobbes avoided asserting the equality of these
**infinites**, and explicitly characterized the relation between them as non-inequality.

- Cautiously, Hobbes avoided asserting the equality of these

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