ad infinitum


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ad in·fi·ni·tum

 (ăd ĭn′fə-nī′təm)
adv. & adj.
To infinity; having no end.

[Latin ad, to + īnfīnītum, accusative of īnfīnītus, infinite.]

ad infinitum

(æd ˌɪnfɪˈnaɪtəm)
adv
without end; endlessly; to infinity. Abbreviation: ad inf
[Latin]

ad in•fi•ni•tum

(æd ˌɪn fəˈnaɪ təm, ˌæd ɪn-)
adv.
to infinity; endlessly; without limit.
[< Latin]

ad infinitum

A Latin phrase meaning to infinity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ad infinitum - to infinityad infinitum - to infinity; without or seemingly without limit; "talked on and on ad infinitum"

ad infinitum

adverb (Latin) endlessly, always, for ever (and ever), infinitely, eternally, perpetually, for all time, in perpetuity, interminably, to infinity, evermore, unceasingly, boundlessly, unendingly, limitlessly, in perpetuum (Latin), without end or limit The cycle repeats itself ad infinitum.
Translations
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ad infinitum

[ˌædɪnfɪˈnaɪtəm] ADVhasta el infinito, ad infinitum
and so on ad infinitumy así hasta el infinito or ad infinitum
it just carries on ad infinitumes inacabable, es cosa de nunca acabar
it varies ad infinitumtiene un sinfín de variaciones

ad infinitum

[ˌædɪnfɪˈnaɪtəm] advà l'infini

ad infinitum

advad infinitum (geh), → für immer

ad infinitum

[ˌædɪnfiˈnaɪtəm] advall'infinito
References in classic literature ?
During all this time I was in a murdering humour, and spent most of my hours, which should have been better employed, in contriving how to circumvent and fall upon them the very next time I should see them - especially if they should be divided, as they were the last time, into two parties; nor did I consider at all that if I killed one party - suppose ten or a dozen - I was still the next day, or week, or month, to kill another, and so another, even AD INFINITUM, till I should be, at length, no less a murderer than they were in being man-eaters - and perhaps much more so.
I COULDN'T agree more with the letter writers, that Radio Merseyside's management appears to have an obsession with playing jingles ad infinitum.
Meanwhile, the abuse of the public purse goes on ad infinitum and we are left to rot.
The term ad infinitum was derived from which language?
The hourglass typically has negative associations--when the sand runs out, that's it--but here a hidden mechanism made the installation turn over so that the sand found its way to the other compartment again and again, ad infinitum.
The fourth question: Why did Aristotle oppose the position of the atomists--though their stance that a body is divisible ad infinitum is absurd--in that if two bodies are moving in the same direction, one ahead of the other, they will be unable to overtake one another, even if the velocity of the first is less?
To all those who are bawling about a ``lack of planning'' for the Iraq war, post-war, ad infinitum .
THE body is quite wonderful and, although it's possible for all of us to drive ourselves too hard from time to time, it won't allow us to do so ad infinitum.
The doctrine of obedience under which the Civil Service is supposed to function is breached where the principal difference is that Parliament can be changed but the Civil Service is there ad infinitum.
If you leave the page as is, you can repeat the process ad infinitum, but I would seriously reconsider sending graphics to BBs.
Over the past few years, articles addressing the concerns of interoperability have been written ad infinitum.
Under the 1928 Act, there is obviously a statutory obligation on the Tote to provide funds for racing, and any disposal by the government for the Tote in its present form must be on the basis that this statutory obligation must continue ad infinitum.