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Topic: A definition of an infinity, perhaps!?
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Re: A definition of an infinity, perhaps!?
Posted: Oct 6, 2011 2:10 AM
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On Oct 6, 12:11 pm, "Jesse F. Hughes" <je...@phiwumbda.org> wrote:
> Frisbieinstein <patmpow...@gmail.com> writes:
> > On Oct 5, 5:27 pm, Alen <al...@westserv.net.au> wrote:
> >> The purpose of this post is to try to understand what
> >> might be meant by the concept of 'infinity'.

>
> > finis = end
> > in-  = not, as in infidelity, inadmissable, insane, etc.
> > -ity  = a condition

>
> > so infinity is the condition of being without end.
>
> There are *many* mathematical uses of the term "infinite" that have
> nothing to do with being "without end".  (To take a simple example, the
> set w + 1 is infinite but has both minimal and maximal elements, which I
> suppose means it has two "ends".)
>
> --
> Jesse F. Hughes
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The number of elements is without end.



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