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infinite number

a number so large as to be uncountable. Represented by ∞, frequently obtained by 'dividing' by zero.
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If anyone reading this objects to my discussion, and says that this first infinite number is more of a vague idea, rather than a specific number, remember that any finite number we care to consider is equally no more than an idea
A least-squares diameter fit has an unambiguous value when computed from an infinite number of points; the effect of finite sampling must be included as a measurement uncertainty source.
Now chemists can capture the smells of an infinite number of plants that weren't suited to the traditional crush-and-dissolve scent-making process.
Contrast these approaches with that of Peter Eisenman (p76), who has embraced the power of the computer to generate an infinite number of random approaches to generating form and space.
In essence, this method would produce an infinite number of possible ratings and thus would be too difficult to evaluate quantitatively.
With GoCampaigns, agents get the tools they need to (1) choose a neighborhood and number of prospects, (2) qualify prospects by age, income, number of bedrooms and numerous other attributes, (3) view demographic financial and real estate data on each prospect and (4) use this data to create, in minutes, an infinite number of messages tailored to the individual needs of each prospect.
Originally, in one special case, Hoffman, Wei, and Karcher had proved that a helicoid with an infinite number of handles--a hole at each level of an infinite tower--exists and doesn't intersect itself.
If an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters would eventually repeat the complete works of Shakespeare, why can't an infinite number of programmers with an infinite amount of our money get just one government IT system to function more efficiently than its manually operated equivalent
WSF defines an autoclave as a pressure vessel with an access door in which any of an infinite number of variable non-ambient conditions such as heat, pressure, temperature, time and moisture can be utilized, individually or in combinations, upon the contents of the vessel.
Freedom would be, in a way, "to follow a prescribed path," as Antonella Soldaini points out in her catalogue essay--but only in a way, since Boetti found an infinite number of different paths for his pencil in that simple grid, and his particular choices among them give the work its sub dued but irreducible individuality.
Brutus wrote that federal taxing powers ``will introduce such an infinite number of laws and ordinances, fines and penalties, courts and judges, collectors, and excise men, that when a man can number them, he may enumerate the stars of Heaven.
As a developer, you face an infinite number of integration scenarios, so rigid tools that mandate specific architecture and standards choices have very limited value," said Mason.