transfinite
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English[edit]
Pronunciation[edit]
 IPA^{(key)}: /tɹænsˈfaɪnaɪt/^{[1]}
Etymology[edit]
From German transfinit, coined by Georg Cantor
Adjective[edit]
transfinite (not comparable)
 Beyond finite.
 (mathematics) Relating to transfinite numbers.
Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
beyond finite


relating to transfinite numbers

Noun[edit]
transfinite (plural transfinites)
 A transfinite number.

1973, Oliver Sacks, Awakenings:
 An interesting and perhaps essential formal model of this quality is to be found in Cantor's concepts of infinite sets and transfinite cardinals. The laws of ordinary, inductive mathematics do not apply to these, for the 'least part' of such transfinites are equal to the whole, and convey their infinite (i.e. worldlike) quality.

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Italian[edit]
Adjective[edit]
transfinite
 Feminine plural form of transfinito