Definition of Infinite

1. Noun. The unlimited expanse in which everything is located. "The boundless regions of the infinite"

Exact synonyms: Space
Generic synonyms: Attribute
Terms within: Location, Aerospace
Specialized synonyms: Absolute Space, Phase Space, Mathematical Space, Topological Space, Outer Space, Space
Derivative terms: Spacial, Spatial

2. Adjective. Having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude. "Infinite wealth"

3. Adjective. Of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive). "Infinite verb form"
Exact synonyms: Non-finite
Category relationships: Grammar
Antonyms: Finite

4. Adjective. Too numerous to be counted. "Untold thousands"

5. Adjective. Total and all-embracing. "God's infinite wisdom"
Similar to: Absolute
Derivative terms: Infiniteness

Definition of Infinite

1. a. Unlimited or boundless, in time or space; as, infinite duration or distance.

2. n. That which is infinite; boundless space or duration; infinity; boundlessness.

Definition of Infinite

1. Adjective. Indefinably large, countlessly great; immense. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Boundless, endless, without end or limits; innumerable. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. (rare) With plural noun: infinitely many. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

4. Adjective. (mathematics) Greater than any positive quantity or magnitude; limitless. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

5. Adjective. (set theory of a set) Having infinitely many elements. ¹

6. Adjective. (grammar) Not limited by person or number. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

7. Numeral. Infinitely many. ¹

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Definition of Infinite

1. something that has no limits [n -S]

Medical Definition of Infinite

1. 1. Unlimited or boundless, in time or space; as, infinite duration or distance. "Whatever is finite, as finite, will admit of no comparative relation with infinity; for whatever is less than infinite is still infinitely distant from infinity; and lower than infinite distance the lowest or least can not sink." (H. Brooke) 2. Without limit in power, capacity, knowledge, or excellence; boundless; immeasurably or inconceivably great; perfect; as, the infinite wisdom and goodness of God; opposed to finite. "Great is our Lord, and of great power; his understanding is infinite." (Ps. Cxlvii. 5) "O God, how infinite thou art!" (I. Watts) 3. Indefinitely large or extensive; great; vast; immense; gigantic; prodigious. "Infinite riches in a little room." (Marlowe) "Which infinite calamity shall cause To human life." (Milton) 4. Greater than any assignable quantity of the same kind; said of certain quantities. 5. Capable of endless repetition; said of certain forms of the canon, called also perpetual fugues, so constructed that their ends lead to their beginnings, and the performance may be incessantly repeated. Synonym: Boundless, immeasurable, illimitable, interminable, limitless, unlimited, endless, eternal. Origin: L. Infinitus: cf. F. Infini. See In- not, and Finite. 1. That which is infinite; boundless space or duration; infinity; boundlessness. "Not till the weight is heaved from off the air, and the thunders roll down the horizon, will the serene light of God flow upon us, and the blue infinite embrace us again." (J. Martineau) 2. An infinite quantity or magnitude. 3. An infinity; an incalculable or very great number. "Glittering chains, embroidered richly o'er With infinite of pearls and finest gold." (Fanshawe) 4. The Infinite Being; God; the Almighty. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infinite

infiltrating cancer
infiltrating ductal cell carcinoma
infiltrating lipoma
infiltration anaesthesia
infiltrative cardiomyopathy
infinite (current term)
infinite distance
infinite loop
infinite loops
infinite monkey theorem
infinite recursion
infinite recursions
infinite regress
infinite scroll
infinite series
infinite suicide
infinite suicides

Literary usage of Infinite

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1. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"God's infinite duration being accompanied with infinite knowledge and power, ... It is clear that in this passage 'infinite' changes its meaning; ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"When a term is predicated of the finite and of the infinite, it is used, not in a univoca!, but in an analogical sense. The Divine Perfection, one and ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1873)
"At the point (a, b, c) the potential and all its derivatives become infinite, but at every other point they are finite and continuous, and the second ..."

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