# infinity

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## in·fin·i·ty

(ĭn-fĭn′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·fin·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being infinite.
2. Unbounded space, time, or quantity.
3. An indefinitely large number or amount.
4. Mathematics The limit that a function ƒ is said to approach at x = a when ƒ(x) is larger than any preassigned number for all x sufficiently near a.
5.
a. A range in relation to an optical system, such as a camera lens, representing distances great enough that light rays reflected from objects within the range may be regarded as parallel.
b. A distance setting, as on a camera, beyond which the entire field is in focus.

## infinity

(ɪnˈfɪnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being infinite
2. endless time, space, or quantity
3. an infinitely or indefinitely great number or amount
4. (General Physics) optics photog a point that is far enough away from a lens, mirror, etc, for the light emitted by it to fall in parallel rays on the surface of the lens, etc
5. (General Physics) physics a dimension or quantity of sufficient size to be unaffected by finite variations
6. (Mathematics) maths the concept of a value greater than any finite numerical value
7. (Mathematics) a distant ideal point at which two parallel lines are assumed to meet
Symbol (for senses 4–7):

## in•fin•i•ty

(ɪnˈfɪn ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being infinite.
2. something that is infinite.
3. infinite space, time, or quantity.
4. an infinite extent, amount, or number.
5. an indefinitely great amount or number.
6. Math.
a. the assumed limit of a sequence, series, etc., that increases without bound.
b. infinite distance or an infinitely distant part of space.
7. a distance setting of a camera lens beyond which everything is in focus.
[14th c.; Middle English < Latin infīnitās=in- in-3 + fīni(s) boundary]

## in·fin·i·ty

(ĭn-fĭn′ĭ-tē)
A space, extent of time, or quantity that has no limit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 infinity - time without end      eternitytime - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the pastalpha and omega - the first and last; signifies God's eternity

## infinity

noun the darkness of a starless night stretching into infinity
Related words
fear apeirophobia
Quotations
"The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me" [Pascal Pensées]
"Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark,"
"And shares the nature of infinity" [William Wordsworth The Borderers]

## infinity

noun
1. The state or quality of being infinite:
2. The totality of time without beginning or end:
Translations
عدد غَيْر مَحْدود، كميَّه لا مُتَناهِيَهلا تَناهي، لا مَحْدوديَّه
nekonečno
uendelighed
ääretönäärettömyysloputtomuusrajattomuus
beskonačnostbeskrajnost
végtelenség
óendanleg stærîóendanleiki
infinitate
nekonečno
beskonačnost
oändlighet
sınırsızlıksonsuzluk

## infinity

[ɪnˈfɪnɪtɪ] N (gen) → (Math) →
an infinity ofuna infinidad de, un sinfín de

## infinity

[ɪnˈfɪnɪti] n
(MATHEMATICS) (= number) →
(= huge number) an infinity of → une infinité de
(= point) →
to stretch to infinity → s'étendre jusqu'à l'infini

## infinity

n (lit)Unendlichkeit f; (fig also)Grenzenlosigkeit f; (Math) → das Unendliche; to infinity(bis) ins Unendliche; in infinityin der Unendlichkeit/im Unendlichen; to focus on infinity (Phot) → (auf) Unendlich einstellen; an infinity of reasons/details/possibilitiesunendlich viele Gründe/Einzelheiten/Möglichkeiten; I have an infinity of things to doich habe unendlich viel zu tun

## infinity

[ɪnˈfɪnɪtɪ] n (infiniteness) → infinità; (in time, space) (Math) → infinito

## infinite

1. without end or limits. We believe that space is infinite.
2. very great. Infinite damage could be caused by such a mistake.
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 ?
I remember my swimming eyes saw a small bridge across the road an infinite distance away.
At noon next day, John Willet's guest sat lingering over his breakfast in his own home, surrounded by a variety of comforts, which left the Maypole's highest flight and utmost stretch of accommodation at an infinite distance behind, and suggested comparisons very much to the disadvantage and disfavour of that venerable tavern.
Thus, God is superior to all because he is the supreme giver, and the offerings of man fall short by an infinite distance of being a full return for the gifts of God; but gratitude in some degree makes up for this deficiency and shortcoming.
Before them they beheld an immense space-- grey sands running into forest, and forest merging in mountains, and mountains washed by air, the infinite distances of South America.
This area is supposedto will help the wearer "walk" for infinite distance without having to change the spot.
Since the Newtonian attraction of a sphere on any point located inside of it is zero, we find that the sum of all the concentric spheres extending to an infinite distance will be zero.

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