- 1Limitless or endless in space, extent, or size; impossible to measure or calculate: the infinite mercy of God the infinite number of stars in the universeMore example sentences
boundless, unbounded, unlimited, limitless, without limit, without end, never-ending, interminable, cosmic; measureless, immeasurable, fathomless, unfathomed, bottomless; extensive, vastcountless, uncountable, inestimable, indeterminable, innumerable, numberless, immeasurable, incalculable, untold, very many; great, vast, enormous, immense, prodigious, multitudinous• rare innumerous, unnumberable
- Since one can't draw a space/object of infinite size then one does the best to represent it.
- We live on a tiny planet in a corner of a vast galaxy starred about with infinite space.
- Since there's not an infinite amount of money, we have to choose.
- 1.1Very great in amount or degree: he bathed the wound with infinite careMore example sentences
- Trust me, an infinite amount of people ask me what camera I use, and the advertising is surely worth more money than a measly 300 bucks or so.
- Given the infinite amount of stuff out there it's pointless to pretend that you can experience it all, but I think it's wrong to not be bothered and just ignore it all.
- Now, being able to look at my toes while standing upright will have absolutely no use of course, but it will give me an infinite amount of satisfaction.
- 1.2 Mathematics Greater than any assignable quantity or countable number.More example sentences
- One is an abstract philosophical point: infinite quantities and classical decision theory don't mix.
- Mathematicians divide infinite sets into two categories, countable and uncountable sets.
- The surprising answer is that there is an infinite number of Fibonacci numbers with any chosen number as a factor!
- 1.3 Mathematics (Of a series) able to be continued indefinitely.More example sentences
- He made substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series.
- An infinite series of contingent beings will be, to my way of thinking, as unable to cause itself as one contingent being.
- Brouncker's mathematical achievements includes work on continued fractions and calculating logarithms by infinite series.
- 2 Grammar another term for non-finite.More example sentences
- The infinite noun functions as nominative and as indefinite.
- What I cannot grasp is how to determine if a sentence is finite or infinite.
- In this case the modal auxiliary carries the tense, aspect and person; therefore, the verb that follows should be in its bare infinite, nonfinite form.
noun(the infinite) Back to top
- 1A space or quantity that is infinite: beyond the infinite, the space traveller is transformedMore example sentences
- At the same time, there was an exhilarating account of the infinite in Georg Cantor's set theory.
- He discusses the infinite, distinguishing between the potentially infinite and the actual infinite.
- It is more complicated than the other axioms, and involves the infinite in a fundamental way.
- 1.1 (the Infinite) God: intimations of the infiniteMore example sentences
- You can see this brush of the infinite on the faces of anyone's who's mourning, even on the face of one who considers himself an agnostic, or an atheist.
- Nothing finite, nothing bound up in this world, can compare to the infinite.
- For Hooker, the joy of human encounter with the world lies in that the created order issues forth a call of the infinite.
- [as submodifier]: the pay is infinitely betterMore example sentences
- Herein, of course, lies the conundrum at the heart of all writings about this infinitely complex man.
- It's like trying to forecast next week's weather, only infinitely more complex.
- Real life can often be infinitely more complex and convoluted than any popular drama.
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- Since Islam forbids human representation in art, some artists create stylized human and animal forms along with geometric shapes and patterns to imply the infiniteness of God.
- Some philosophers believe there is only one thing unending beyond death and the inconceivable infiniteness of the universe.
- When the western frontier's apparent boundlessness was revealed as only ostensible - when lines were measured and laid down across it, disproving its infiniteness - this escape route was cut off.
late Middle English: from Latin infinitus, from in- 'not' + finitus 'finished, finite' (see finite).