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 All the forces of maximal freedom are also forces of anxiety, because anybody who feels obligated to select the ingredients of a perfect life from an infinite menu of options may feel lost in the infinitude. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, "Be Yourself, the Screen Commanded," 25 July 2019 Chaos, in other words — the infinitude of random things that can reach out and take us at any second. Ty Burr,, "Tarantino is at the top of his form with ‘Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood’," 24 July 2019 Yet instead of being unique, the universe seems to be one of an infinitude of possible worlds. Quanta Magazine, "There Are No Laws of Physics. There’s Only the Landscape.," 4 June 2018 The age of the internet, with its infinitude of strangers and swiftly evolving social mores, has also been good for con men. Rachel Monroe, The Atlantic, "The Perfect Man Who Wasn't," 6 Mar. 2018 What other kinds of air exist in the infinitude of space? National Geographic, "The Air You Breathe Is Full of Surprises," 13 Aug. 2017 His topics were varied, covering biblical prophecy, God’s infinitude, the Incarnation, idolatry and the nature of the soul. David Davis, WSJ, "Newton the Faithful," 4 Aug. 2017 That means that, despite the state law, Gillam sees an infinitude of spots where Royal Oak's hush patrol can still pounce. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Dream Cruise cars steer into strict noise rule — and Royal Oak's tickets," 17 Aug. 2017 What other kinds of air exist in the infinitude of space? National Geographic, "The Air You Breathe Is Full of Surprises," 13 Aug. 2017

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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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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