[in-fuh-nit] /ˈɪn fə nɪt/
an infinite capacity for forgiveness.
indefinitely or exceedingly great:
infinite sums of money.
unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time, etc.:
the infinite nature of outer space.
unbounded or unlimited; boundless; endless:
God’s infinite mercy.
something that is infinite.
Mathematics. an infinite quantity or magnitude.
the boundless regions of space.
the Infinite (Being) God.
extremely or immeasurably great or numerous: infinite wealth
all-embracing, absolute, or total: God’s infinite wisdom
late 14c., “eternal, limitless,” also “extremely great in number,” from Old French infinit “endless, boundless,” and directly from Latin infinitus “unbounded, unlimited,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + finitus “defining, definite,” from finis “end” (see finish). The noun meaning “that which is infinite” is from 1580s.
1. Bigger than any natural number. There are various formal set definitions in set theory: a set X is infinite if
(i) There is a bijection between X and a proper subset of X.
(ii) There is an injection from the set N of natural numbers to X.
(iii) There is an injection from each natural number n to X.
These definitions are not necessarily equivalent unless we accept the Axiom of Choice.
2. The length of a line extended indefinitely.
See also infinite loop, infinite set.
noun, Audio. 1. a loudspeaker enclosure that totally separates sound emanating from the rear of the speaker cone from sound emanating in front, so as to prevent mutual interference.
noun, Mathematics. 1. .
- Infectious papilloma virus
infectious papilloma virus n. See human papilloma virus.
[in-fek-shuh s] /ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs/ adjective 1. communicable by , as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another: infectious diseases. 2. causing or communicating . 3. tending to spread from one to another: infectious laughter. 4. Law. capable of contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure or forfeiture. 5. Obsolete. […]