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  • infinitude — [ ɛ̃finityd ] n. f. • v. 1580; du lat. infinitus ♦ Didact. (Philos.) Qualité de ce qui est infini. ⊗ CONTR. Finitude. ● infinitude nom féminin Littéraire. Qualité de ce qui est infini, sans bornes. ● infinitude (synonymes) nom féminin Littéraire …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Infinitude — In*fin i*tude, n. 1. The quality or state of being infinite, or without limits; infiniteness. [1913 Webster] 2. Infinite extent; unlimited space; immensity; infinity. I am who fill infinitude. Milton. [1913 Webster] As pleasing to the fancy, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infinitude — 1640s, from M.L. *infinitudo, from L. infinitus on model of multitudo, magnitudo; see INFINITE (Cf. infinite). Cf. Fr. infinitude (1610s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • infinitude — s. f. 1. Qualidade do que é infinito. ≠ FINITUDE 2. Grande quantidade ou extensão. • Sinônimo geral: INFINIDADE   ‣ Etimologia: infinito + ude …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • infinitude — [in fin′i to͞od΄, in fin′ityo͞od΄] n. [< L infinitus, INFINITE, prob. infl. by MAGNITUDE] 1. the quality of being infinite 2. an infinite quantity, number, or extent …   English World dictionary

  • infinitude — (in fi ni tu d ) s. f. Celle des qualités de Dieu par laquelle il est infini. Dieu accable nos facultés par son infinitude. •   C est à Descartes qu il [Pascal] a visiblement emprunté ses plus beaux morceaux sur l infinitude et la perfection de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • infinitude — in•fin•i•tude [[t]ɪnˈfɪn ɪˌtud, ˌtyud[/t]] n. 1) infinity: divine infinitude[/ex] 2) an infinite extent, amount, or number: an infinitude of possibilities[/ex] • Etymology: 1635–45; infin ( ite) + itude, on the model of magnitude, multitude …   From formal English to slang

  • infinitude — /in fin i toohd , tyoohd /, n. 1. infinity: divine infinitude. 2. an infinite extent, amount, or number. [1635 45; INFIN(ITE) + itude, on the model of MAGNITUDE, MULTITUDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • infinitude — noun An infinite amount. Euclid proves the infinitude of primes …   Wiktionary

  • infinitude — in|fin|i|tude [ınˈfınıtju:d US tu:d] n [singular, U] formal a number or amount without limit ▪ the vast infinitude of space …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • infinitude — noun (singular, uncountable) formal a number or amount without limit; infinity: the vast infinitude of space …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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