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When Shakespeare’s Enobarbus said of Cleopatra that “age cannot witherher, nor custom stale her infinite variety,” he was obviouslyexaggerating. So few are the literal uses of “infinite” that almostevery use of it is metaphorical. There is not an infinite number ofpossible positions on a chessboard, nor number of stars in the known universe. Things can be innumerable (inone sense of the word) without being infinite; in other words, thingswhich are beyond the human capacity to count can still be limitedin number. “Infinite” has its uses as a loose synonym for “a very greatmany,” but it is all too often lazily used when one doesn’t want to dothe work to discover the involved. When you aremaking quasi-scientific statements you do a disservice to your reader byimplying infinity when mere billions are involved.

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Definitions

  • n  the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    the boundless regions of the infinite
  • a  having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude
    the infinite ingenuity of man
    infinite wealth
  • a  of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive)
    infinite verb form
  • s  too numerous to be counted
    an infinite number of reasons
  • s  total and all-embracing
    God's infinite wisdom
News & Articles

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    June 13, 2013 - Search Engine Journal
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    June 13, 2013 - FMQB
  • Belmont Park: Infinite Magic back on turf for Hill Prince Stakes
    ELMONT, N.Y. – After a failed experiment on dirt in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes, Infinite Magic will return to turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont Park.
    June 13, 2013 - Daily Racing Form