transfinite

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adjective trans·fi·nite \(ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈfī-ˌnīt\

Definition of transfinite

  1. 1 :  going beyond or surpassing any finite number, group, or magnitude

  2. 2 :  being or relating to the cardinal and ordinal numbers of infinite sets

Origin and Etymology of transfinite

German transfinit, from trans- (from Latin) + finit finite, from Latin finitus


First Known Use: 1902

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