Definition of infinite
1 : extending indefinitely : endless infinite space
2 : immeasurably or inconceivably great or extensive : inexhaustible infinite patience
3 : subject to no limitation or external determination
4a : extending beyond, lying beyond, or being greater than any preassigned finite value however large infinite number of positive numbersb : extending to infinity infinite plane surfacec : characterized by an infinite number of elements or terms an infinite set an infinite series
Examples of infinite in a Sentence
an infinite series of numbers
She has infinite patience when she's dealing with children.
There seemed to be an infinite number of possibilities.
an infinite variety of choices
Recent Examples of infinite from the Web
As a solution for this infinite interference, Mensch has a modest proposal: Bomb Moscow.
All three were left behind because the Big Ten, in its infinite wisdom, cedes power to the schools.
And as new arrivals and old relics crowd the useful, near-Earth orbits, governments and researchers seek ways to restore space’s once infinite promise.
That’s one unfortunate byproduct of today’s technology: Complex questions, matters of infinite scope and great importance, are reduced to little bites of empirical pseudo-truths.
Let the people who want infinite choices take them and savor the hell out of them.
And it was not understood that inflation generically leads to eternal inflation and, consequently, a multiverse—an infinite diversity of outcomes.
The contribution of the live band — JP Coletta conducting and on keyboard, Jay McCarthy on guitar and fiddle, Bob Abbott on bass and Mark Lucas on percussion — is substantial in terms of the music and infinite energy.
All sports leagues are competing with seemingly infinite entertainment options.
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Origin and Etymology of infinite
Middle English infinit, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin infinitus, from in- + finitus finite
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of infinite
: something that is infinite (as in extent, duration, or number)
First Known Use of infinite
INFINITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infinite for English Language Learners
: having no limits
: extremely large or great
INFINITE Defined for Kids
Definition of infinite for Students
1 : having no limits of any kind the infinite universe
2 : seeming to be without limits She took infinite care when handling chemicals.
infinitelyadverb He is infinitely patient.
Headscratcher for infinite
Anything infinite is so big that it seems to have no limits, but anything infinitesimal is so small that it is almost impossible to measure.
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