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in·fi·nite

infinite

 
 
pronunciation:
In f niht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having no bounds or limits; not measurable; limitless.
Outer space appears infinite to us.One's imagination is infinite.
synonyms:
boundless, endless, immeasurable, limitless, measureless, unlimited
antonyms:
finite
similar words:
absolute, abysmal, astronomical, eternal, everlasting, illimitable, immense, indeterminable, unbounded, vast
definition 2: in mathematics, incapable of being completely counted or measured; not finite.
A line consists of an infinite number of points.
antonyms:
finite
similar words:
indeterminable
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adverb + (adj.)infinite almost, but, equally, essentially, literally, potentially, seemingly, theoretically, virtually
(adj.)infinite + noun adjustment, amount, array, bandwidth, being, capacity, channel, combination, compassion, complexity, creativity, darkness, density, depth, dimension, disk, distance, distinction, diversity, dot, energy, expanse, expansion, generosity, geometry, goodness, grace, gradation, horizon, imagination, improvement, jest, layer, lecturer, length, longing, loop, love, matrix, meaning, mercy, mystery, number, obligation, ocean, patience, permutation, plain, pleasure, possibility, potential, precision, progression, quantity, reality, realm, reflection, regress, regression, repetition, resource, riches, sadness, sequence, set, shadow, shelf, sky, sorrow, space, speed, sphere, supply, tenderness, tunnel, universe, variability, variation, variety, velocity, willingness, wisdom, wonder, worth, zero [See all][See only the most frequent]
 
part of speech: noun
definition: that which has no measure or limit.
It is difficult to imagine the infinite.
synonyms:
endlessness, infinity
antonyms:
finite
similar words:
eternity
derivations: infinitely (adv.), infiniteness (n.)
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Word Parts  About this feature
The word infinite contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.
fin Latin root that means end, limit
-ite1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
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The suffix -ite1 attaches to Latin roots, as most English adjectives ending in -ite1 are loanwords from Latin, specifically from past participles of verbs formed with the suffix -itus.