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in·fi·nite

 (ĭn′fə-nĭt)
adj.
1. Having no boundaries or limits; impossible to measure or calculate. See Synonyms at incalculable.
2. Immeasurably great or large; boundless: infinite patience; a discovery of infinite importance.
3. Mathematics
a. Existing beyond or being greater than any arbitrarily large value.
b. Unlimited in spatial extent: a line of infinite length.
c. Of or relating to a set capable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with a proper subset of itself.
n.
Something infinite.

[Middle English infinit, from Old French, from Latin īnfīnītus : in-, not; see in-1 + fīnītus, finite, from past participle of fīnīre, to limit; see finite.]

in′fi·nite·ly adv.
in′fi·nite·ness n.

infinite

(ˈɪnfɪnɪt)
adj
1.
a. having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or magnitude
b. (as noun; preceded by the): the infinite.
2. extremely or immeasurably great or numerous: infinite wealth.
3. all-embracing, absolute, or total: God's infinite wisdom.
4. (Mathematics) maths
a. having an unlimited number of digits, factors, terms, members, etc: an infinite series.
b. (of a set) able to be put in a one-to-one correspondence with part of itself
c. (of an integral) having infinity as one or both limits of integration. Compare finite2
ˈinfinitely adv
ˈinfiniteness n

in•fi•nite

(ˈɪn fə nɪt)

adj.
1. immeasurably great: infinite patience.
2. indefinitely or exceedingly great: infinite sums of money.
3. unbounded or unlimited; boundless; endless.
4. Math.
a. not finite.
b. (of a set) having elements that can be put into one-to-one correspondence with a subset that is not the given set.
n.
5. something that is infinite.
6. the boundless regions of space.
7. the Infinite or the Infinite Being, God.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin infīnītus boundless. See in-3, finite]
in′fi•nite•ly, adv.
in′fi•nite•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infinite - the unlimited expanse in which everything is locatedinfinite - the unlimited expanse in which everything is located; "they tested his ability to locate objects in space"; "the boundless regions of the infinite"
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
location - a point or extent in space
absolute space - physical space independent of what occupies it
phase space - (physics) an ideal space in which the coordinate dimensions represent the variables that are required to describe a system or substance; "a multidimensional phase space"
mathematical space, topological space - (mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind; "assume that the topological space is finite dimensional"
outer space, space - any location outside the Earth's atmosphere; "the astronauts walked in outer space without a tether"; "the first major milestone in space exploration was in 1957, when the USSR's Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth"
aerospace - the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
Adj.1.infinite - having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude; "the infinite ingenuity of man"; "infinite wealth"
immortal - not subject to death
finite - bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
2.infinite - of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive); "infinite verb form"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
finite - of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person
3.infinite - too numerous to be countedinfinite - too numerous to be counted; "incalculable riches"; "countless hours"; "an infinite number of reasons"; "innumerable difficulties"; "the multitudinous seas"; "myriad stars"; "untold thousands"
incalculable - not capable of being computed or enumerated
4.infinite - total and all-embracing; "God's infinite wisdom"
absolute - perfect or complete or pure; "absolute loyalty"; "absolute silence"; "absolute truth"; "absolute alcohol"

infinite

adjective
2. enormous, total, supreme, absolute, all-embracing, unbounded With infinite care, he shifted positions.
3. limitless, endless, unlimited, eternal, perpetual, never-ending, interminable, boundless, everlasting, bottomless, unending, inexhaustible, immeasurable, without end, unbounded, numberless, measureless, illimitable, without number There is an infinite number of atoms
limitless limited, finite, measurable, bounded, restricted, circumscribed
Quotations
"What you see, yet cannot see over, is as good as infinite" [Thomas Carlyle Sartor Resartus]

infinite

adjective
Translations
غير نهائي، غير محدود، لا نهائييفوق الحَصْر، كبير جدا
nekonečnýnesmírný
grænseløsmeget storuendelig
ääretönpäättymätön
gríîarmikillóendanlegur
begalybėberibis
bezgalīgsneierobežotsneskaitāms
neskončen
ändlösgränslösoändlig
bucaksızçok büyüksonsuzuçsuz

infinite

[ˈɪnfɪnɪt]
A. ADJinfinito
he took infinite pains over itlo hizo con el mayor esmero
an infinite amount of time/moneyuna infinidad de tiempo/dinero
in their infinite wisdom they decided to demolish the buildingen su infinita sabiduría, decidieron demoler el edificio
B. N the infiniteel infinito

infinite

[ˈɪnfɪnɪt] adj
[variety, choice] → infini(e); [time, resources] → illimité(e)
[care] → infini(e)
[space, number] → infini(e)

infinite

adj (lit)unendlich; (fig also) care, trouble, joy, pleasuregrenzenlos; possibilitiesunendlich viele; choiceunendlich groß, riesig; knowledgegrenzenlos, unendlich groß; an infinite amount of time/moneyunendlich viel Zeit/Geld; the organizers, in their infinite wisdom, planned the two events for the same daydie Organisatoren, klug wie sie waren, legten die beiden Veranstaltungen auf den gleichen Tag
n the infinite (= space)das Unendliche; (= God)der Unendliche

infinite

[ˈɪnf/ɛ7nɪt] adjinfinito/a
we haven't got an infinite amount of time/money → non abbiamo un'illimitata quantità di tempo/denaro

infinite

(ˈinfinit) adjective
1. without end or limits. We believe that space is infinite.
2. very great. Infinite damage could be caused by such a mistake.
ˈinfinitely adverb
extremely; to a very great degree. The time at which our sun will finally cease to burn is infinitely far away.
ˈinfiniteness noun
inˈfinity (-ˈfi-) noun
1. space, time or quantity that is without limit, or is immeasurably great or small.
2. in mathematics, an indefinitely large number, quantity or distance. Parallel lines meet at infinity.
References in classic literature ?
In infinite time, in infinite matter, in infinite space, is formed a bubble-organism, and that bubble lasts a while and bursts, and that bubble is Me.
for they may be fixed as in other arts; for the instruments of no art whatsoever are infinite, either in their number or their magnitude; but riches are a number of instruments in domestic and civil economy; it is therefore evident that the acquisition of certain things according to nature is a part both of domestic and civil economy, and for what reason.
Both Buddha and Lao Tzu are poets, one listening to the rhythm of infinite sorrow, one to the rhythm of infinite joy.
Nevertheless, his barbarous cruelty and inhumanity with infinite wickedness do not permit him to be celebrated among the most excellent men.
But at the same moment she understood, and a light of infinite happiness came into her eyes.
I will not dissemble what real pleasure his sight afforded me, nor how strongly I felt the contrast between his person and manners and those of Reginald, to the infinite disadvantage of the latter.
But as in landlessness alone resides the highest truth, shoreless, indefinite as God --so, better is it to perish in that howling infinite, than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee, even if that were safety
Beneath the unclouded and mild azure sky, upon the fair face of the pleasant sea, wafted by the joyous breezes, that great mass of death floats on and on, till lost in infinite perspectives.
The INFINITE DIVISIBILITY of matter, or, in other words, the INFINITE divisibility of a FINITE thing, extending even to the minutest atom, is a point agreed among geometricians, though not less incomprehensible to common-sense than any of those mysteries in religion, against which the batteries of infidelity have been so industriously leveled.
How quiet, peaceful, and solemn; not at all as I ran," thought Prince Andrew- "not as we ran, shouting and fighting, not at all as the gunner and the Frenchman with frightened and angry faces struggled for the mop: how differently do those clouds glide across that lofty infinite sky
Perhaps," said Owen dreamily, "it is the prisoned infinite in us calling out to its kindred infinite as expressed in that visible perfection.
It was she, too, who always wrote the notes of acknowledgment and thanks, taking infinite pains to make Emma Jane's quite different from her own.