Entry from British & World English dictionary
(Of a line or solid) limited in one direction and stretching to infinity in the other.
- This paper Crighton studied the sound wave associated with a turbulent fluid flow over a discontinuous surface formed by two semi-infinite flexible planes.
- This is in agreement with results from an elastic model of magnetic twisting cytometry for which bead movement increased when the 5-m-high monolayer was replaced by a semi-infinite space (infinite height).
- Consistent with continuum PB theory, the membrane is represented approximately as a semi-infinite planar low-dielectric slab.
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