Meaning of INFINITY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ in-ˈfi-nə-tē ]


( plural -ties )

Date: 14th century


a. : the quality of being infinite

b. : unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity : boundlessness

2. : an indefinitely great number or amount

an infinity of stars


a. : the limit of the value of a function or variable when it tends to become numerically larger than any preassigned finite number

b. : a part of a geometric magnitude that lies beyond any part whose distance from a given reference position is finite

do parallel lines ever meet if they extend to infinity

c. : a transfinite number (as aleph-null)

4. : a distance so great that the rays of light from a point source at that distance may be regarded as parallel

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.