Definition of transfinite in English:

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Pronunciation: /transˈfʌɪnʌɪt/
Pronunciation: /trɑːns-/ Pronunciation: /-nz-/


Relating to or denoting a number corresponding to an infinite set in the way that a natural number denotes or counts members of a finite set.
Example sentences
  • He denoted the number of natural numbers by the transfinite number (pronounced aleph-nought or aleph-null).
  • The book shows how this notion can be used to form various kinds of infinities such as the projective plane, transfinite numbers, and infinitesimals.
  • In 1905 Bernstein published an important article on transfinite ordinal numbers.

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