infinity




Infinity is forever. You might hope that your relationship with your high school boyfriend will last into infinity, but, realistically, you know that’s not likely to happen.

You’ve probably come across infinity in mathematics — a number, like pi, for instance, that goes on and on, symbolized as ∞. Astronomers talk about the infinity of the universe, and religions describe God as infinity. A more earthbound example is an infinity pool — a swimming pool designed to trick the eye and look like it doesn’t have an edge, so the water goes on forever. You may know the Latin phrase ad infinitum, which means “and on and on.”

Definitions of infinity
  1. noun

    time without end

    synonyms:
    eternity
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    types:

    alpha and omega

    the first and last; signifies God’s eternity
    type of:

    time

    the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

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