[in-fek-shuh s] /ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs/
communicable by , as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another:
causing or communicating .
tending to spread from one to another:
Law. capable of contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure or forfeiture.
(of a disease) capable of being transmitted Compare contagious
(of a disease) caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoa
causing or transmitting infection
tending or apt to spread, as from one person to another: infectious mirth
“catching, having the quality of spreading from person to person,” 1540s of diseases, 1610s of emotions, actions, etc.; see infect + -ous.
infectious in·fec·tious (ĭn-fěk’shəs)
Capable of causing infection. See Note at contagious.
- Infinite impulse response
electronics, DSP A type of digital signal filter, in which every sample of output is the weighted sum of past and current samples of input, using all past samples, but the weights of past samples are an inverse function of the sample age, approaching zero for old samples. (2001-06-06)
[in-fuh-nit] /ˈɪn fə nɪt/ adjective 1. immeasurably great: an infinite capacity for forgiveness. 2. indefinitely or exceedingly great: infinite sums of money. 3. unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time, etc.: the infinite nature of outer space. 4. unbounded or unlimited; boundless; endless: God’s infinite mercy. 5. Mathematics. noun 6. something that […]
- Infinite loop
programming (Or “endless loop”) Where a piece of program is executed repeatedly with no hope of stopping. This is nearly always because of a bug, e.g. if the condition for exiting the loop is wrong, though it may be intentional if the program is controlling an embedded system which is supposed to run continuously until […]
- Infinite monkey theorem
humour “If you put an infinite number of monkeys at typewriters, eventually one will bash out the script for Hamlet.” (One may also hypothesise a small number of monkeys and a very long period of time.) This theorem asserts nothing about the intelligence of the one random monkey that eventually comes up with the script […]