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INFINITESIMAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infinitesimal mean? 

INFINITESIMAL (noun)
  The noun INFINITESIMAL has 1 sense:

1. (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit

  Familiarity information: INFINITESIMAL used as a noun is very rare.


INFINITESIMAL (adjective)
  The adjective INFINITESIMAL has 1 sense:

1. infinitely or immeasurably small

  Familiarity information: INFINITESIMAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFINITESIMAL (noun)


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Meaning:

(mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("infinitesimal" is a kind of...):

variable; variable quantity (a quantity that can assume any of a set of values)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)


INFINITESIMAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Infinitely or immeasurably small

Synonyms:

infinitesimal; minute; microscopic

Context examples:

two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm / reduced to a microscopic scale

Similar:

little; small (limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent)


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