infinity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. a. the quality of being infinite b. unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity ; boundlessness 2. an indefinitely great number or amount <
an infinity of stars
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3. a. the limit of the value of a function or variable when it tends to become numerically larger than any preassigned finite number b. a part of a geometric magnitude that lies beyond any part whose distance from a given reference position is finite <
do parallel lines ever meet if they extend to infinity
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c. a transfinite number (as aleph-null) 4. a distance so great that the rays of light from a point source at that distance may be regarded as parallel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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