I. adjective Etymology: Middle English infinit, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin infinitus, from in- + finitus finite Date: 14th century 1. extending indefinitely ; endless <
infinite space
2. immeasurably or inconceivably great or extensive ; inexhaustible <
infinite patience
3. subject to no limitation or external determination 4. a. extending beyond, lying beyond, or being greater than any preassigned finite value however large <
infinite number of positive numbers
b. extending to infinity <
infinite plane surface
c. characterized by an infinite number of elements or terms <
an infinite set
an infinite series
infinitely adverbinfiniteness noun II. noun Date: 15th century something that is infinite (as in extent, duration, or number)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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