transfinite
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EnglishEdit
EtymologyEdit
From German transfinit, coined by Georg Cantor
PronunciationEdit
 IPA^{(key)}: /tɹænsˈfaɪnaɪt/^{[1]}
AdjectiveEdit
transfinite (not comparable)
 Beyond finite.
 (mathematics) Relating to transfinite numbers.
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TranslationsEdit
beyond finite


relating to transfinite numbers

NounEdit
transfinite (plural transfinites)
 A transfinite number.
 1973, Oliver Sacks, Awakenings:
 An interesting and perhaps essential formal model of this quality is to be found in Cantor's concepts of infinite sets and transfinite cardinals. The laws of ordinary, inductive mathematics do not apply to these, for the 'least part' of such transfinites are equal to the whole, and convey their infinite (i.e. worldlike) quality.