
Re: Almost infinite
Posted:
Dec 12, 2012 4:56 AM


In article <f31c423e23fe4590b8ed5c1d60eecc88@googlegroups.com>, David R Tribble <david@tribble.com> wrote:
>But is there some mathematically meaningful definition of "almost >infinite"?
Not that I know of. When the term is used, its *practical* definition is usually something like "so big that, for some implied purpose, it might as well be infinite". For example, in your example of a million lego bricks it is just as impossible to enumerate (in an everyday sense) all the combinations as it would be if there were infinitely many.
 Richard

