Definition of infinitude in English:



  • [mass noun] The state or quality of being infinite or having no limit.

    ‘the infinitude of the universe’
    • ‘In addition to supporting their validity, it provides a clearer sense of the relation between infinitude, singularity, and whole - part priority, and of the status of space and time as infinite ‘givens.’’
    • ‘He must surely have meant that, when you listen to a masterpiece, you have a sense that you are in the presence of infinitude.’
    • ‘It's a novel of stories within stories that aspires to the condition of the imaginary book at its shifting centre - infinitude.’
    • ‘A shroud of thick clouds obscured its furthest side, giving the illusion of infinitude.’
    • ‘This theorem, also called the infinitude of primes theorem, was proved by Euclid in Proposition IX.20 of the Elements.’
    • ‘To portray God in human form in a two-dimensional fresco is to limit God's infinitude that is infinitely beyond the powers of the human mind to perceive.’
    • ‘The sublime in Aviram's theory is ‘a sense of infinitude, or excess, specifically in relation to language’, thereby rhythm exists beyond the contingencies of semantic meaning.’
    • ‘One suspects its intricacies are a shorthand for infinitude.’
    • ‘Many of Page's poems offer other varieties of infinitude.’
    • ‘As Mr Fowles again points out, we find ourselves adrift on a raft, in a silent, unyielding universe, dominated by hazard and infinitude.’
    • ‘To say understanding depletes the object understood, and by extension the whole objective world, is merely to say that specificities limit infinitude.’


Mid 17th century: from Latin infinitus (see infinite), on the pattern of magnitude.