What does infinity mean?

Definitions for infinity
ɪnˈfɪn ɪ tiin·fin·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eternity, infinity(noun)

    time without end

Wiktionary

  1. infinity(Noun)

    Limitlessness, unlimitedness, something which is growing without limits or bounds.

    Etymology: From Latin infinitas, unlimitedness, from negative prefix in-, not, + finis, end, + noun of state suffix -tas

  2. infinity(Noun)

    A number that has an infinite numerical value that cannot be counted.

    Etymology: From Latin infinitas, unlimitedness, from negative prefix in-, not, + finis, end, + noun of state suffix -tas

  3. infinity(Noun)

    A number which is very large compared to some characteristic number. For example, in optics, an object which is much further away than the focal length of a lens is said to be "at infinity", as the distance of the image from the lens varies very little as the distance increases further.

    Etymology: From Latin infinitas, unlimitedness, from negative prefix in-, not, + finis, end, + noun of state suffix -tas

  4. infinity(Noun)

    The symbol ∞.

    Etymology: From Latin infinitas, unlimitedness, from negative prefix in-, not, + finis, end, + noun of state suffix -tas

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infinity(noun)

    unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity; eternity; boundlessness; immensity

    Etymology: [L. infinitas; pref. in- not + finis boundary, limit, end: cf. F. infinit. See Finite.]

  2. Infinity(noun)

    unlimited capacity, energy, excellence, or knowledge; as, the infinity of God and his perfections

    Etymology: [L. infinitas; pref. in- not + finis boundary, limit, end: cf. F. infinit. See Finite.]

  3. Infinity(noun)

    endless or indefinite number; great multitude; as an infinity of beauties

    Etymology: [L. infinitas; pref. in- not + finis boundary, limit, end: cf. F. infinit. See Finite.]

  4. Infinity(noun)

    a quantity greater than any assignable quantity of the same kind

    Etymology: [L. infinitas; pref. in- not + finis boundary, limit, end: cf. F. infinit. See Finite.]

  5. Infinity(noun)

    that part of a line, or of a plane, or of space, which is infinitely distant. In modern geometry, parallel lines or planes are sometimes treated as lines or planes meeting at infinity

    Etymology: [L. infinitas; pref. in- not + finis boundary, limit, end: cf. F. infinit. See Finite.]

Freebase

  1. Infinity

    Infinity refers to something without any limit, and is a concept relevant in a number of fields, predominantly mathematics and physics. The English word infinity derives from Latin infinitas, which can be translated as "unboundedness", itself calqued from the Greek word apeiros, meaning "endless". In mathematics, "infinity" is often treated as if it were a number but it is not the same sort of number as the real numbers. In number systems incorporating infinitesimals, the reciprocal of an infinitesimal is an infinite number, i.e., a number greater than any real number. Georg Cantor formalized many ideas related to infinity and infinite sets during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the theory he developed, there are infinite sets of different sizes. For example, the set of integers is countably infinite, while the infinite set of real numbers is uncountable.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. infinity

    1. The largest value that can be represented in a particular type of variable (register, memory location, data type, whatever). 2. minus infinity: The smallest such value, not necessarily or even usually the simple negation of plus infinity. In N-bit twos-complement arithmetic, infinity is 2N-1 - 1 but minus infinity is - (2N-1), not -(2N-1 - 1). Note also that this is different from time T equals minus infinity, which is closer to a mathematician's usage of infinity.

Editors Contribution

  1. infinity

    A known number, symbol and amount.

    Infinity always has existence.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  

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How to say infinity in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infinity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infinity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of infinity in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Infinity is the end. End without infinity is but a new beginning.

  2. Tua Muai:

    I spent Mother's Day planning my son’s funeral, writing his obituary, instead of having breakfast or flowers or ‘ I love you mom, ’ try to imagine what it would be like and multiply that by infinity and that's kind of what it's like … there's no words. Tua, who was in sixth grade, was described as a child who loves football and has a.

  3. John Dryden:

    How can finite grasp infinity

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Time is the cycles of life in infinity, desires accelerate old age in the subconscious. Time is also in the river of life, it is infinite, but there are limitations not in nature, but in the organisms of living beings. Animals have more natural and philosophical goals in life than humans, since people want everything, while animals and insects want the main thing in the natural processes of the universe. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Ahmed Korayem:

    Who I am and what I am are two entirely different and distinct entities. One I happen to know quite well, the other, I fear, I know nothing about and the space between the two is that which even infinity cannot occupy

Images & Illustrations of infinity

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