transfinite

play
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

Learn More about transfinite


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up transfinite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to give up a position of power

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!