transfinite number

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transfinite number

n.
1. A transfinite cardinal number.
2. A transfinite ordinal number.
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transfinite number

n
(Mathematics) a cardinal or ordinal number used in the comparison of infinite sets for which several types of infinity can be classified: the set of integers and the set of real numbers have different transfinite numbers.
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This analogy is unsatisfactory because it reduces the complex, emergent relatedness of the order of the universe to a mere collection of countable items, and it construes God as the concept of a transfinite cardinal number. But transfinite cardinal numbers are directly understandable by human minds (though this requires considerable effort), whereas God surpasses all direct human understanding.
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