Definition of Infinity

1. Noun. Time without end.

Exact synonyms: Eternity
Generic synonyms: Time
Specialized synonyms: Alpha And Omega
Derivative terms: Infinite

Definition of Infinity

1. n. Unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity; eternity; boundlessness; immensity.

Definition of Infinity

1. Noun. Limitlessness, unlimitedness, something which is growing without limits or bounds. ¹

2. Noun. A number that has an infinite numerical value that cannot be counted. ¹

3. Noun. A number which is very large compared to some characteristic number. For example, in optics, an object which is much further away than the focal length of a lens is said to be "at infinity", as the distance of the image from the lens varies very little as the distance increases further. ¹

4. Noun. The symbol ?. ¹

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Definition of Infinity

1. the state of having no limits [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Infinity

1. Origin: L. Infinitas; pref. In- not + finis boundary, limit, end: cf. F. Infinite. See Finite. 1. Unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity; eternity; boundlessness; immensity. "There can not be more infinities than one; for one of them would limit the other." (Sir W. Raleigh) 2. Unlimited capacity, energy, excellence, or knowledge; as, the infinity of God and his perfections. 3. Endless or indefinite number; great multitude; as an infinity of beauties. 4. A quantity greater than any assignable quantity of the same kind. Mathematically considered, infinity is always a limit of a variable quantity, resulting from a particular supposition made upon the varying element which enters it. 5. That part of a line, or of a plane, or of space, which is infinitely distant. In modern geometry, parallel lines or planes are sometimes treated as lines or planes meeting at infinity. Circle at infinity, an imaginary circle at infinity, through which, in geometry of three dimensions, every sphere is imagined to pass. Circular points at infinity. See Circular. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Infinity

infinitive of purpose
infinitives of purpose
infinity (current term)
infinity-edge pool
infinity pool
infinity pools
infinity symbol
infinity symbols

Literary usage of Infinity

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

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"By three plane! which do therefore it infinity, and thus it contains all peint« at infinity in the plane. 2. By two intersecting lino«; 2. ..."

2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"OF infinity. BOOK ni HE that would know what kind of idea it is to which we —«— give the name of infinity, cannot do it better than by con- CHAP. sidering ..."

3. Projective Geometry by Oswald Veblen, John Wesley Young (1910)
"of it as consisting of all the points at infinity in space. Every ordinary plane is supposed to contain just one line at infinity; every system of parallel ..."

4. A Treatise on the Higher Plane Curves: Intended as a Sequel to A Treatise on by George Salmon (1879)
"The normal at any point of a curve at infinity coincides with the line at infinity itself. It has been already remarked (Art. 105) that we may generalize ..."

5. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1910)
"other at infinity, so two parallel planes cut each other in a line at infinity ... All their infinity-horizons coincide. Another such a system of planes set ..."

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