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Definition of Infinite
InfiniteInfinite In"fi*nite, a. [L. infinitus: cf. F. infini. See
In- not, and Finite.]
1. Unlimited or boundless, in time or space; as, infinite
duration or distance.
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.
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.
Great is our Lord, and of great power; his
understanding is infinite. --Ps. cxlvii.
O God, how infinite thou art! --I. Watts.
3. Indefinitely large or extensive; great; vast; immense;
Infinite riches in a little room. --Marlowe.
Which infinite calamity shall cause To human life.
4. (Math.) Greater than any assignable quantity of the same
kind; -- said of certain quantities.
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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