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.]
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ad infinitum

(æd ˌɪnfɪˈnaɪtəm)
adv
without end; endlessly; to infinity. Abbreviation: ad inf
[Latin]
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ad in•fi•ni•tum

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

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

[ˌædɪnfɪˈnaɪtəm] advà l'infini
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ad infinitum

advad infinitum (geh), → für immer
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ad infinitum

[ˌædɪnfiˈnaɪtəm] advall'infinito
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References in classic literature ?
I should wish now to protract this moment ad infinitum; but I dare not.
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.
And so it goes, AD INFINITUM. Now, what I purpose to do is this." He paused for a space.
Pity it is not possible to have an exchange of addresses and then they can bore each other ad infinitum.
MRS May repeats ad infinitum her adage that she is listening to the will of the British people on Brexit.
It is so big on making pronouncements about grandiose plans costing taxpayers millions ad infinitum to ease traffic, but so little on making its hard-knuckled presence felt.
But -- they do go on ad infinitum about it and I too am suffering Brexaustion.
I could go on ad infinitum but it would be an exercise in futility.
Besides being a beautiful example of a Fibonacci fractal - a pattern that repeats ad infinitum - this pretty vegetable also has numerous health benefits.
I knew exactly what I was voting for when I opted to leave, as did, no doubt, the Remain camp who seem quite content to be shackled to Europe ad infinitum.
As has been noted ad infinitum in these pages, the world of scholarly communications is in a permanent state of flux.
Instead of legal eagles spouting the law ad infinitum, a bit of humanity would be appropriate.