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## infinity |

4 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Infinity \In*fin"i*ty\, n.; pl {Infinities}. [L. infinitas pref. in- not + finis boundary, limit, end: cf F. infinit['e]. See {Finite}.] 1. Unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity; eternity; boundlessness; immensity. --Sir T. More There can not be more infinities than one for one of them would limit the other --Sir W. Raleigh. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: infinity n : time without end [syn: {eternity}, {forever}] From Jargon File (4.2.3, 23 NOV 2000) [jargon]: infinity n. 1. The largest value that can be represented in a particular type of variable (register, memory location, data type whatever). 2. `minus infinity': The smallest such value, not necessarily or even usually the simple negation of plus infinity. In N-bit twos-complement arithmetic, infinity is 2^(N-1) - 1 but minus infinity is - (2^(N-1)), not -(2^(N-1) - 1). Note also that this is different from "time T equals minus infinity", which is closer to a mathematician's usage of infinity. From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]: infinity 1.The size of something {infinite}. Using the word in the context of sets is sloppy, since different {infinite set}s aren't necessarily the same size {cardinality} as each other See also {aleph 0} 2. The largest value that can be represented in a particular type of variable ({register}, memory location, data type whatever). See also {minus infinity}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-18)

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