in·​fin·​i·​tude | \ in-ˈfi-nə-ˌtüd How to pronounce infinitude (audio) , -ˌtyüd \

Definition of infinitude

1 : the quality or state of being infinite : infiniteness
2 : something that is infinite especially in extent
3 : an infinite number or quantity

Examples of infinitude in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Standard Model is one such QFT, depicting fundamental particles like electrons as fuzzy bumps that emerge from an infinitude of electron fields. Quanta Magazine, 17 June 2021 While Google can serve up an infinitude of worksheets and websites and YouTube videos, resources vetted by other parents can help families narrow down their options. Pia Ceres, Wired, 3 June 2021 On the other hand, there might be something majestic in being a part, even a tiny part, of this unfathomable chain of being, this infinitude of existence. Alan Lightman, The Atlantic, 8 Feb. 2021 But at Pixar the virtual cameras can see an infinitude of light and color. Adam Rogers, Wired, 29 Apr. 2021 Over nearly three hours of music, the cellist naturally makes an infinitude of subtle interpretive choices that add up to a unique, inimitable whole. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 26 Feb. 2021 Morons are generally not thinking about the infinitude of the universe. David Marchese, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2020 That’s what these boxes felt like, slices of infinitude, as if light were a creature, and this was one of its natural habitats. Leslie Jamison, The Atlantic, 31 Aug. 2020 Judd’s installations revealed ways of carving up the world that could hold its infinitude rather than stifling it. Leslie Jamison, The Atlantic, 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of infinitude

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for infinitude

borrowed from French & New Latin; French, going back to Middle French, borrowed from New Latin infīnītūdō, from Latin infīnītus "indefinite, having no limit, infinite entry 1" + -ūdō, extracted from -tūdō -tude (taking the -t- as the termination of a participle or adjective)

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“Infinitude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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