infinitesimal infinitesimal  /ˌɪn fɪ nɪ ˈtɛ sɪ məl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit
  2. (adj) infinitely or immeasurably small

Usage(s):

  • The chances that Ireland would win again Australia were infinitesimal yet they played their hearts out and won!.

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Quotes

  1. ...his essay, Dreams and Facts, the philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote that our entire galaxy is a tiny fragment of the universe, and within this fragment our solar system is "an infinitesimal speck," and within this speck "our planet...
    on May 17, 2009 By: Bertrand Russell Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "If I think about it too much, my mind will explode," Carell tells reporters. "We're all so tiny - in the big picture. And that depends on what picture we're looking at. In the really big picture, we're infinitesimal."
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Steve Carell Source: Montreal Gazette

  3. "The thing is, we really haven't seen anything like this before. A lot of people didn't think this was going to happen. We were sure, with all the modern technology out there, there was an infinitesimal chance this would happen," Leatherman said.
    on May 4, 2010 By: Stephen Leatherman Source: Boston Herald

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