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.
Reynaldo Umali could debate ad infinitum on this issue and for sure it will have no final resolution.
Still, beats reading about how we should all be wearing skinny jeans/how skinny jeans are over ad infinitum for the rest of our lives.
If that is wrong we do it again ad infinitum, what about all the other voting we do?
The argument regarding the 50% turnout in 1997 has been rehearsed ad infinitum, and boils down to one side claiming that 75% "rejected" the Assembly and the other side claiming that 75% were either "in favour or suitably satisfied" with the settlement to not actively vote against it.
Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em, little fleas have lesser fleas and so ad infinitum.
Arsenal, Liverpool, Swansea, Manchester United, Chelsea and ad infinitum.
We can quote studies ad infinitum to support our different views but health professionals should always advocate for those unable to do so for themselves--children, the sick, the elderly and the disabled.
We can watch content ad infinitum, but someday, we'll have to buy the groceries.
Economic growth, which cannot continue ad infinitum, is about much more than economics and perhaps ultimately boils down to a sense of identity and place.
It would appear that the state cancontinue to string this process out ad infinitum.