
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
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Definition of Infimum
1. a mathematical term for the greatest lower bound [n S]
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Literary usage of Infimum
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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 LatinEnglish 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., ..."