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Origin and Etymology of infinitesimal
First Known Use: 1706See Words from the same year
Examples of infinitesimal in a Sentence
an infinitesimal moment in time
a soft drink with only an infinitesimal amount of caffeine
Recent Examples of infinitesimal from the Web
The margin for error is infinitesimal and getting slimmer by the day.
But such events account for an infinitesimal fraction of American gun deaths; and from a progressive perspective, the downsides of these proposals are massive.
Considering the composition of U of L’s board of trustees, Mark Jurich’s odds of succeeding his father would seem infinitesimal.
Ashour’s strokes speed up the game, giving him an infinitesimal edge.
Its case would have an infinitesimal chance of even being heard.
Gartner said that Windows Phone registered a near-infinitesimal 0.1% market share in the first quarter of this year, reflecting the overwhelming dominance of Apple's iPhone and all the many Android handsets.
This year’s science Nobels Two years ago, physicists detected for the first time the infinitesimal ripples in space called gravitational waves caused by the merger of two black holes.
Moths’ eyes are strongly antireflective, thanks to a pattern of infinitesimal dimples on the surface.
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First Known Use of infinitesimal
astronomical (also astronomic), colossal, cosmic, elephantine, enormous, giant, gigantic, herculean, heroic, huge, immense, mammoth, massive, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, titanic, tremendous;
big, bulky, bumper, considerable, extensive, good, goodly, grand, great, gross, handsome, hefty, hulking, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, major, outsize (also outsized), overgrown, overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, super, whacking, whopping;
INFINITESIMAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infinitesimal for English Language Learners
: extremely small
INFINITESIMAL Defined for Kids
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