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6 definitions found
 for infinite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Infinite \In"fi*nite\, n.
     1. That which is infinite; boundless space or duration;
        infinity; boundlessness.
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              Not till the weight is heaved from off the air, and
              the thunders roll down the horizon, will the serene
              light of God flow upon us, and the blue infinite
              embrace us again.                     --J.
                                                    Martineau.
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     2. (Math.) An infinite quantity or magnitude.
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     3. An infinity; an incalculable or very great number.
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              Glittering chains, embroidered richly o'er
              With infinite of pearls and finest gold. --Fanshawe.
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     4. The Infinite Being; God; the Almighty.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Infinite \In"fi*nite\, a. [L. infinitus: cf. F. infini. See
     In- not, and Finite.]
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     1. Unlimited or boundless, in time or space; as, infinite
        duration or distance.
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              Whatever is finite, as finite, will admit of no
              comparative relation with infinity; for whatever is
              less than infinite is still infinitely distant from
              infinity; and lower than infinite distance the
              lowest or least can not sink.         --H. Brooke.
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     2. Without limit in power, capacity, knowledge, or
        excellence; boundless; immeasurably or inconceivably
        great; perfect; as, the infinite wisdom and goodness of
        God; -- opposed to finite.
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              Great is our Lord, and of great power; his
              understanding is infinite.            --Ps. cxlvii.
                                                    5.
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              O God, how infinite thou art!         --I. Watts.
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     3. Indefinitely large or extensive; great; vast; immense;
        gigantic; prodigious.
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              Infinite riches in a little room.     --Marlowe.
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              Which infinite calamity shall cause
              To human life.                        --Milton.
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     4. (Math.) Greater than any assignable quantity of the same
        kind; -- said of certain quantities.
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     5. (Mus.) Capable of endless repetition; -- said of certain
        forms of the canon, called also perpetual fugues, so
        constructed that their ends lead to their beginnings, and
        the performance may be incessantly repeated. --Moore
        (Encyc. of Music).
  
     Syn: Boundless; immeasurable; illimitable; interminable;
          limitless; unlimited; endless; eternal.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  infinite
      adj 1: having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent
             or magnitude; "the infinite ingenuity of man"; "infinite
             wealth" [ant: finite]
      2: of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a
         participle or gerund or infinitive); "infinite verb form"
         [syn: infinite, non-finite] [ant: finite]
      3: too numerous to be counted; "incalculable riches"; "countless
         hours"; "an infinite number of reasons"; "innumerable
         difficulties"; "the multitudinous seas"; "myriad stars";
         "untold thousands" [syn: countless, infinite,
         innumerable, innumerous, multitudinous, myriad,
         numberless, uncounted, unnumberable, unnumbered,
         unnumerable]
      4: total and all-embracing; "God's infinite wisdom"
      n 1: the unlimited expanse in which everything is located; "they
           tested his ability to locate objects in space"; "the
           boundless regions of the infinite" [syn: space,
           infinite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  220 Moby Thesaurus words for "infinite":
     Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean,
     Homeric, abysmal, ageless, algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot,
     all-comprehensive, all-inclusive, all-knowing, all-powerful,
     all-present, all-seeing, all-wise, almighty, ample, amplitudinous,
     astronomic, astronomical, awesome, bottomless, boundless, broad,
     bulky, capacious, cardinal, ceaseless, changeless, coeternal,
     colossal, commodious, constant, continual, continuous, cosmic,
     countless, creating, creative, dateless, decimal, deep,
     differential, digital, elephantine, endless, enormous, epic,
     eternal, eternally the same, eterne, even, ever-being,
     ever-durable, ever-during, everlasting, everliving, everywhere,
     exhaustless, expansive, exponential, extended, extending,
     extending everywhere, extensive, far-reaching, figural, figurate,
     figurative, finite, fractional, galactic, giant, giantlike,
     gigantic, glorious, good, hallowed, heroic, highest, holy, huge,
     illimitable, illimited, imaginary, immeasurable, immemorial,
     immense, immortal, immutable, impair, impossible, incalculable,
     incessant, incomprehensible, indefinite, indestructible,
     indeterminable, indeterminate, inestimable, inexhaustible,
     infinitely continuous, innumerable, integral, interminable,
     interminate, irrational, jumbo, just, king-size, large, limitless,
     logarithmic, logometric, loving, luminous, majestic, making,
     mammoth, massive, massy, measureless, merciful, mighty, monster,
     monstrous, monumental, mountainous, multitudinous, negative,
     never-ceasing, never-ending, no end of, nonstop, nonterminating,
     nonterminous, numberless, numeral, numerary, numerative, numeric,
     numinous, odd, olamic, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, one,
     ordinal, outsize, overgrown, pair, perdurable, permanent,
     perpetual, positive, possible, prime, prodigious, profound,
     radiant, radical, rational, real, reciprocal, roomy, sacred,
     sempiternal, shaping, shoreless, sizable, sovereign, spacious,
     spreading, steady, stupendous, submultiple, sumless, supreme, surd,
     termless, timeless, titanic, towering, transcendental, tremendous,
     ubiquitous, unbounded, unceasing, unchanging, uncircumscribed,
     uncountable, uncounted, undefined, undying, unending, unfathomable,
     unintermitting, uninterrupted, universal, unlimited, unmeasurable,
     unmeasured, unnumbered, unplumbed, unremitting, untold, vast,
     voluminous, weighty, wide, widespread, without bound, without end,
     without limit, without measure, without number
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  infinite
   adj.
  
      [common] Consisting of a large number of objects; extreme. Used very
      loosely as in: ?This program produces infinite garbage.? ?He is an infinite
      loser.? The word most likely to follow infinite, though, is hair. (It has
      been pointed out that fractals are an excellent example of infinite hair.)
      These uses are abuses of the word's mathematical meaning. The term
      semi-infinite, denoting an immoderately large amount of some resource, is
      also heard. ?This compiler is taking a semi-infinite amount of time to
      optimize my program.? See also semi.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  infinite
  
      1. Bigger than any natural number.  There are
     various formal set definitions in set theory: a set X is
     infinite if
  
     (i) There is a bijection between X and a proper subset of X.
  
     (ii) There is an injection from the set N of natural numbers to
     X.
  
     (iii) There is an injection from each natural number n to X.
  
     These definitions are not necessarily equivalent unless we
     accept the Axiom of Choice.
  
     2. The length of a line extended indefinitely.
  
     See also infinite loop, infinite set.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-03-29)
  

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