What does infinity mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eternity, infinitynoun

    time without end

Wiktionary

  1. infinitynoun

    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. infinitynoun

    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. infinitynoun

    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. infinitynoun

    The symbol ∞.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infinitynoun

    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. Infinitynoun

    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. Infinitynoun

    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. Infinitynoun

    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. Infinitynoun

    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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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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Vanity and pride are autistic complexes. 2. Fear creates the illusion that life is not eternal, but the soul knows infinity. 3. The body is the universal structure of the organism, generated by chaos. 4. The ego robs the true self. 5. Natural selection in the amount of wages. Girls laugh when they find out how much you earn, because love for money, no money, no love. So find one that will not be funny, that is, not materialistic. 6. A person turns into solid thoughts and ceases to materialize. 7. Thoughts are branches, ideas are fruits. Thoughts are part of the body, they shape us. 8. Confused branches of thoughts, in this aesthetic chaos of confusion is formed which forms the neural connection of all thoughts - this is how we begin to feel this world. Therefore, everyone feels it differently. 9. Laughing evil, schizoid piano notes, you are like a bird in a cage that thinks that it flies. You smile with hatred, realizing that between people there is only selfishness and hypocrisy. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Despite the boredom of the infinity, we want life not shorter than the eternity!

  3. Baba Faiz:

    I wish I could expand our love up to infinity, dividing it by zero.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Too much truth is the style of a drunken master, intoxicated with the sweet wine of philosophical poetry, a comical third eye, whose power of thought will break the stone of stupidity and the ice of indifference. Developed dexterity of thought, manipulates the fighting techniques of the aphorisms of a drunken master, leaving no chance. Loneliness enhances the force of the blow, its depth of thought, piercing consciousness and subconsciousness, piercing the infinity of time.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. To love through a bunch of problems, through scandals and hatred and anger. Love is the only rational phenomenon. 2. Life is the sadness of the realization that you are really alone where there are many people. Alone, reality is seen sharper and clearer. All the details of the truth and true attitude are visible. 3. Loneliness is when even tears do not help wash away the awareness. 4. Sadness from loneliness is bottomless and you will know at the bottom a new world in which there is a different consciousness. Thinking is a navigator in the globe of various consciousnesses from awareness. 5. Understanding is a stethoscope of empathy in which the cry of the soul is heard. 6. To stop being afraid of loneliness is like to stop being afraid of the dark and death. Just acknowledge the infinity of life, that we are immortal in this eternity. Remove limited consciousness within life. 7. The city of the future is a continuous neural network of empathy for understanding, perhaps because of this, banality, the network from which people plunge deeper and deeper into dreams of selfishness and self-improvement. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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