Definition of transfinite in English:

transfinite

Syllabification: trans·fi·nite
Pronunciation: /transˈfīˌnīt
 
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adjective

  • 1 Mathematics 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.
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    • 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.
  • 2Beyond or surpassing the finite.
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    • It's perfectly simple, I go in, perform the ritual, bask in the transfinite mysteries of the unknowable heatless void, and then we leave.

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