Definition of Infimum

1. Noun. (mathematics) (''of a subset'') the greatest element of the containing set that is smaller than or equal to all elements of the subset. The infimum may or may not be a member of the subset. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Infimum

1. a mathematical term for the greatest lower bound [n -S]

Infimum Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Infimum Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Infimum

infiltrate
infiltrated
infiltrates
infiltrating
infiltrating cancer
infiltrating ductal cell carcinoma
infiltrating lipoma
infiltration
infiltration anaesthesia
infiltrations
infiltrative
infiltrative cardiomyopathy
infiltratively
infiltrator
infiltrators
infimum (current term)
infimums
infinate
infinitary
infinite
infinite distance
infinite loop
infinite loops
infinite monkey theorem
infinite recursion
infinite recursions
infinite regress
infinite scroll
infinite series
infinite suicide

Literary usage of Infimum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Game Theory, Optimal Stopping, Probability and Statistics: Papers in Honor by F. Thomas Bruss, (, Thomas Shelburne Ferguson, Lucien Marie Le Cam (2000)
"The infimum, over all possible densities /, of (2.6) thus has to be less than 0.864. A natural question then arises: is this new lower bound substantially ..."

2. A Latin-English Dictionary Printed from the Unfinished Ms. of the Late by Thomas Hewitt Key (1888)
"3, 2, 140; in dolium infimum, Cato r. iio (ill); ... Cic. diu. i, 72 ; collis infimus, Caes. bg 2, 18, 2; ad infimum, 7, 73, 5 ; IO. in quality etc., ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Infimum

Search for Infimum on Dictionary.com!Search for Infimum on Thesaurus.com!Search for Infimum on Google!Search for Infimum on Wikipedia!

Search