infinite

Infinite describes things that are endless, like the universe, or your uncle's corny jokes.

Finite means "something with an end," and when you add the prefix, in- meaning "not," you get infinite: something that never, ever ends. If someone has read every single book about pyramids, you might say he as an infinite knowledge of ancient Egyptian culture, even though that's an exaggeration. He will sure stop talking about them at some point. Right?

Primary Meanings of infinite

1.
adjn
having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude
the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
2.
adj
of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive)
Full Definitions of infinite
1

adj having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude

“the infinite ingenuity of man”
infinite wealth”
Synonyms:
boundless, limitless, unbounded
seemingly boundless in amount, number, degree, or especially extent
dateless, endless, sempiternal
having no known beginning and presumably no end
endless
infinitely great in number
inexhaustible, unlimited
that cannot be entirely consumed or used up
immortal
not subject to death
Antonyms:
finite
bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
bounded, delimited
having the limits or boundaries established
exhaustible
capable of being used up; capable of being exhausted
impermanent
existing or enduring for a limited time only
limited
not unlimited
mortal
subject to death
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adj too numerous to be counted

“an infinite number of reasons”
Synonyms:
countless, innumerable, innumerous, multitudinous, myriad, numberless, uncounted, unnumberable, unnumbered, unnumerable
incalculable
not capable of being computed or enumerated

adj total and all-embracing

“God's infinite wisdom”
Synonyms:
absolute
perfect or complete or pure

n the unlimited expanse in which everything is located

“the boundless regions of the infinite
Synonyms:
space
Types:
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absolute space
physical space independent of what occupies it
phase space
(physics) an ideal space in which the coordinate dimensions represent the variables that are required to describe a system or substance
mathematical space, topological space
(mathematics) any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind
outer space, space
any location outside the Earth's atmosphere
dynamical system
(physics) a phase space together with a transformation of that space
subspace
a space that is contained within another space
null space
a space that contains no points; and empty space
manifold
a set of points such as those of a closed surface or an analogue in three or more dimensions
metric space
a set of points such that for every pair of points there is a nonnegative real number called their distance that is symmetric and satisfies the triangle inequality
Type of:
attribute
an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
2

adj of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive)

infinite verb form”
Synonyms:
non-finite
Antonyms:
finite
of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person
tensed
having inflections to indicate tense
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