Which the Definition/Meaning of infinite in categoryENGLISH  NUMERAL
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Which the Definition/Meaning of infinite in categoryENGLISH  ETYMOLOGY
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Which the Definition/Meaning of infinite in categoryENGLISH  PRONUNCIATION
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English  Pronunciation
* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪnfɪnɪt/
* (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪnfɪnɪt/, /ˈɪnfənɪt/

(UK) IPA^{(key)}: /ˈɪnfɪnɪt/

(US) IPA^{(key)}: /ˈɪnfɪnɪt/, /ˈɪnfənɪt/
Which the Definition/Meaning of infinite in categoryENGLISH  ADJECTIVE
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INFINITE (_comparative_ MORE INFINITE, _superlative_ MOST INFINITE)
* Indefinably large, countlessly great; immense. [from 14th c.]
* 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, _Essays_, I.40:
The number is so INFINITE, that verily it would be an easier matter for me to reckon up those that have feared the same.
* (Can we date this quote?) H. Brooke
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.
* (Can we date this quote?) Marlowe
INFINITE riches in a little room
* (Can we date this quote?) Milton
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.
* 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.
* (mathematics) Greater than any positive quantity or magnitude; limitless. [from 17th c.]
* (set theory, of a set) Having infinitely many elements.
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For any INFINITE set, there is a 11 correspondence between it and at least one of its proper subsets. For example, there is a 11 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.
* (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.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Moore (Encyc. of Music) to this entry?)
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.
SYNONYMS
* amaranthine
* boundless
* countless
* endless
* immeasurable
* inestimable
* interminable
* limitless
* unbounded
* unlimited
* vast
ANTONYMS
* finite
* infinitesimal
* limited
HYPONYMS
* (set theory): countably infinite
* (set theory): uncountable
DERIVED TERMS
* infinitely
* infinitesimal
* infinitude
* infinity
RELATED TERMS
* infinitive
TRANSLATIONS
infinite (comparative more infinite, superlative most infinite)

Indefinably large, countlessly great;
immense. [from 14th c.]

Boundless, endless, without end or limits; innumerable. [from 15th c.]

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.]

(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.

(Can we find and add a quotation of Moore (Encyc. of Music) to this entry?)
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.
Which the Definition/Meaning of infinite in categoryITALIAN  ADJECTIVE
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