ad infinitum
Lat., to infinity.

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  • Ad infinitum — is a Latin phrase meaning to infinity . In context, it usually means continue forever, without limit and thus can be used to describe a non terminating process, a non terminating repeating process, or a set of instructions to be repeated forever …   Wikipedia

  • ad infinitum — adverb boundlessly, endlessly, eternally, inimitably, immeasurably, incalculably, incomprehensibly, indefinitely, indeterminately, innumerably, interminably, limitlessly, measurelessly, to infinity, without end Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C …   Law dictionary

  • ad infinitum — [adɛ̃finitɔm] loc. adv. ÉTYM. Mots lat., « vers l infini ». ❖ ♦ Didact. À l infini (dans un contexte scientifique). 0 Le contenu d un sentiment semble pouvoir croître ad infinitum mais sa structure le ramène et le réel (corps et univers) agit… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ad infinitum — ad in|fi|ni|tum bis ins Unendliche, unaufhörlich; und so weiter ad infinitum; Syn. in infinitum [Etym.: lat., »bis ins Grenzenlose, Unendliche«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • ad infinítum — Loc. lat. que significa ‘hasta el infinito’, esto es, ‘indefinidamente’: «Tú eras su único tema, y se enredaba ad infinítum en los recuerdos de vuestra vida juntos» (Larreta Volavérunt [Ur. 1980]) …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • ad infinitum — Latin, lit. to infinity from infinitum infinity, neuter of adjective infinitus endless (see INFINITE (Cf. infinite)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ad infinitum — [ad in΄fə nīt′əm] adv., adj. [L, to infinity] endlessly; forever; without limit: abbrev. ad inf …   English World dictionary

  • Ad infinitum — Ad in fi*ni tum [L., to infinity.] Without limit; endlessly. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ad infinitum — ad in|fi|ni|tum [ˌæd ınfıˈnaıtəm] adv formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: to an endless length of time ] continuing without ever ending often used humorously ▪ I have to explain A, then B, and C, and so on ad infinitum …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ad infinitum — ad in|fi|ni|tum [ ,æd ınfı naıtəm ] adverb if you do something ad infinitum, you repeat it again and again …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • AD INFINITUM — (лат.) до бесконечности. Философский энциклопедический словарь. 2010 …   Философская энциклопедия

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