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【infinite】在多语言下的意思、翻译、词源、用法、例句

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See also: infinité

英语(English)

词源(Etymology)

From Latin infīnītus, from in- (not) + fīnis (end) + the perfect passive participle ending -itus.

发音(Pronunciation)

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪnfɪnɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪnfɪnɪt/, /ˈɪnfənɪt/
  • Hyphenation: in‧fi‧nite

形容词(Adjective)

infinite (comparative more infinite, superlative most infinite)

  1. Indefinably large, countlessly great; immense. [from 14th c.]
  2. Boundless, endless, without end or limits; innumerable. [from 15th c.]
  3. (with plural noun) Infinitely many. [from 15th c.]
    • 2012, Helen Donelan, Karen Kear, Magnus Ramage, Online Communication and Collaboration: A Reader
      Huxley's theory says that if you provide infinite monkeys with infinite typewriters, some monkey somewhere will eventually create a masterpiece – a play by Shakespeare, a Platonic dialogue, or an economic treatise by Adam Smith.
  4. (mathematics) Greater than any positive quantity or magnitude; limitless. [from 17th c.]
  5. (set theory, of a set) Having infinitely many elements.
    • 2009, Brandon C. Look, “Symbolic Logic II, Lecture 2: Set Theory”, in www.uky.edu/~look[1], retrieved 2012-11-20:
      For any infinite set, there is a 1-1 correspondence between it and at least one of its proper subsets. For example, there is a 1-1 correspondence between the set of natural numbers and the set of squares of natural numbers, which is a proper subset of the set of natural numbers.
  6. (grammar) Not limited by person or number. [from 19th c.]
  7. (music) Capable of endless repetition; said of certain forms of the canon, also called perpetual fugues, constructed so that their ends lead to their beginnings.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Moore (Encyc. of Music) to this entry?)

用法注意(Usage notes)

Although the term is incomparable in the precise sense, it can be comparable both in mathematics and set theory to compare different degrees of infinity, and informally to denote yet a larger thing.

Poets (and particularly hymn-writers before the 20th century) would commonly rhyme the word as though pronounced [-ɑɪnɑɪt] and church congregations still on occasion adopt that pronunciation.

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翻译(Translations)

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数字化(Numeral)

infinite

  1. Infinitely many.

名词(Noun)

infinite (plural infinites)

  1. Something that is infinite in nature.
    • 2004, Teun Koetsier, Luc Bergmans, Mathematics and the Divine: A Historical Study (page 449)
      Cautiously, Hobbes avoided asserting the equality of these infinites, and explicitly characterized the relation between them as non-inequality.

Italian

形容词(Adjective)

infinite

  1. feminine plural of infinito

Latin

形容词(Adjective)

īnfīnīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of īnfīnītus

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