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infinity Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun time without end

In*fin"i*ty noun
L. infinitas; pref. in- not + finis boundary, limit, end: cf. F. infinité. See Finite.
plural Infinities
  1. Unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity; eternity; boundlessness; immensity. Sir T. More.
    There can not be more infinities than one; for one of them would limit the other. Sir W. Raleigh.
    now known to be false! -- See aleph null, etc.
  2. Unlimited capacity, energy, excellence, or knowledge; as, the infinity of God and his perfections. Hooker.
  3. Endless or indefinite number; great multitude; as an infinity of beauties. Broome.
  4. (Math.) 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. Davies & Peck (Math. Dict. ).
  5. (Geom.) 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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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