# infinitesimal

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## in·fin·i·tes·i·mal

(ĭn′fĭn-ĭ-tĕs′ə-məl)*adj.*

**1.**Immeasurably or incalculably minute.

**2.**

*Mathematics*Capable of having values approaching zero as a limit.

*n.*

**1.**An immeasurably or incalculably minute amount or quantity.

**2.**

*Mathematics*A function or variable continuously approaching zero as a limit.

[From New Latin īnfīnītēsimus,

*infinite in rank*, from Latin īnfīnītus,*infinite*; see**infinite**.]**in′fin·i·tes′i·mal·ly**

*adv.*

## infinitesimal

(ˌɪnfɪnɪˈtɛsɪməl)*adj*

**1.**infinitely or immeasurably small

**2.**(Mathematics)

*maths*of, relating to, or involving a small change in the value of a variable that approaches zero as a limit

*n*

(Mathematics)

*maths*an infinitesimal quantity**ˌinfiniˈtesimally**

*adv*

## in•fin•i•tes•i•mal

(ˌɪn fɪn ɪˈtɛs ə məl)*adj.*

**1.**indefinitely or exceedingly small; minute.

**2.**immeasurably small; less than an assignable quantity: to an infinitesimal degree.

**3.**of, pertaining to, or involving infinitesimals.

*n.*

**4.**an infinitesimal quantity.

**5.**

*Math.*a variable having zero as a limit.

[1645–55; < New Latin

*infīnītēsim(us)*(Latin*infīnīt(us)*infinite +*-ēsimus*suffix of ordinal numerals) + -al^{1}]**in`fin•i•tes`i•mal′i•ty, in`fin•i•tes′i•mal•ness,**

*n.*

**in`fin•i•tes′i•mal•ly,**

*adv.*

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Noun | 1. | infinitesimal - (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limitvariable quantity, variable - a quantity that can assume any of a set of values math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement |

Adj. | 1. | infinitesimal - infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale" |

## infinitesimal

*adjective*microscopic, minute, tiny, wee, atomic, insignificant, negligible, minuscule, teeny, teeny-weeny, unnoticeable, teensy-weensy, inappreciable mineral substances present in infinitesimal amounts in the soil

great, large, huge, vast, enormous, infinite

## infinitesimal

*adjective*

So minute as not to be discernible:

Translations

**nepatrný**

**inifinitesimal**

**infinitesimal**

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