ad infinitum

adverb or adjective
ad in·​fi·​ni·​tum | \ ˌad-ˌin-fə-ˈnī-təm How to pronounce ad infinitum (audio) also ˌäd- \

Definition of ad infinitum

: without end or limit

Examples of ad infinitum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And TikTok users are attempting to come up with more affordable solutions (i.e. knock-offs), ad infinitum. Sunset Magazine, 12 Apr. 2022 As such, she was talked about, written about, photographed, referenced and celebrated ad infinitum. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 30 Mar. 2022 As such, she was talked about, written about, photographed, referenced and celebrated ad infinitum. Todd Spangler, Variety, 30 Mar. 2022 There is no law that authorizes our government to hold a person ad infinitum because he is believed to be dangerous — even very dangerous. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 12 Mar. 2022 Picking up objects is as quick as a button press, and comes with pings and plops of audio feedback that have made Nintendo games so pleasant to hear ad infinitum. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2020 The Life of Riley, Bachelor Father, The Danny Thomas Show, December Bride, ad infinitum. David Mamet, National Review, 3 Mar. 2022 Repeat ad infinitum and the result could be billions of probes throughout the galaxy and/or Universe all with extraterrestrial origins. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 It could, theoretically, be expanded ad infinitum, and constantly reedited, with ever more prequels and sequels and backstory. Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ad infinitum

1581, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad infinitum

borrowed from Latin ad infīnītum

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The first known use of ad infinitum was in 1581

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17 Apr 2022

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“Ad infinitum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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