ad infinitum

adverb or adjective ad in·fi·ni·tum \ ˌad-ˌin-fə-ˈnī-təm also ˌäd- \
|Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of ad infinitum

: without end or limit

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Origin and Etymology of ad infinitum

borrowed from Latin ad infīnītum


AD INFINITUM Defined for English Language Learners

ad infinitum

Definition of ad infinitum for English Language Learners

  • : without an end or limit



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