Meaning of INFINITY in English

INFINITY

1. < mathematics > The size of something infinite .

Using the word in the context of sets is sloppy, since different infinite set s aren't necessarily the same size cardinality as each other.

See also aleph 0

2.

The largest value that can be represented in a particular type of variable ( register , memory location, data type, whatever).

See also minus infinity .

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(1994-11-18)

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