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 pronounce infinity?

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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. 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

  2. Gene Wolfe:

    There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.

  3. Mariana Fulger:

    We are destined to be roots, trunks, branches, and wings. When flying is out of reach, we are two hands of dirt closer to infinity.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Revelation of the depths of the soul In a vessel from my broken heart where my eternal love for you is stored, bloody ink of love of love of suffering, with red tears of sorrow I write about love for you about an endless suffering soul, I can write about my nostalgic feelings all my life, my obsessed nostalgia is eternity devotion to you. The revelation of the depths of the soul, everything but you is insignificant. I immerse myself in a deep hypnosis of love for you, in the dimension of infinite love, where only you are. Neither the pill nor the psychologist will help stop thinking about you, take away these thoughts as if taking your own life. It draws me deeper and deeper into the depths of love, all this is very deep in the subconscious. Life without you is the agony of nonsense. Every second I fall in love with you more and more and this cannot be stopped because it is love.You are like the warm light of my soul, every memory warms the soul, the light of your love is like a night lamp in the terrible loneliness of the night, like the lightest, weightless notes of romantic music. You are the true decoration of reality. You are my eternal hunger for sex, a waterfall of love inspiration in which you bathe, the waters flowing from the ocean of hot passion.A brutal dose of daily excitement from your divine body. My body burns in the eternal flame of lust for love for you. You are forever at the top of the ratings of beauty and my ideals and values, the peak of absolute beauty. Records of likes and reposts of your body shapes are only in my mind. When I think of you, blood cells turn into notes of love passing through the heart, penetrating the soul, in neurons there are only impulses of your image of them hundreds of billions a day, all over the body going into the soul and dreams. A powerful force of love for you comes from me. You are my true ideal of love, the rest are just insignificant clones of your ideal, since you are an example of true beauty, it is with you that I crave to be forever, since you are a priceless gift of all eternities and all universes. My love for you goes to infinity. Author Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Mariana Fulger:

    Reader, if you’d ever want infinity, stay with your eyes open in a fall of snow, of dandelion down, of dream, of sun – there are coming towards you its souls.

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