infinity

/ɪnˈfɪnəti / (say in'finuhtee)

noun (plural infinities)
1. the state of being infinite: the infinity of God.
2. that which is infinite.
3. infinite space, time, or quantity: any time short of infinity.
4. an infinite extent, amount, or number.
5. an indefinitely great amount or number.
6. Mathematics
a. the concept of increasing without bound.
b. infinite distance, or an infinitely distant part of space. Symbol: ∞
7. Photography a distance between the subject and the camera lens sufficiently large for all the light rays reflected by the subject to be regarded as parallel.
{Middle English infinite, from Latin infīnitas}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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