infinity
playSimple Definition of infinity

: the quality of having no limits or end : the quality of being infinite

: a space, amount, or period of time that has no limits or end

: a very great number or amount
Full Definition of infinity
plural in·fin·i·ties
1 a : the quality of being infinite b : unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity : boundlessness
2 : an indefinitely great number or amount <an infinity of stars>
3 a : the limit of the value of a function or variable when it tends to become numerically larger than any preassigned finite number b : a part of a geometric magnitude that lies beyond any part whose distance from a given reference position is finite <do parallel lines ever meet if they extend to infinity> c : a transfinite number (as alephnull)
4 : a distance so great that the rays of light from a point source at that distance may be regarded as parallel
Examples of infinity
The view tapers off into infinity.
a series of numbers that continues to infinity
The night sky was filled with an infinity of stars.
14th Century
First Known Use of infinity
14th century
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