Infinitesimal meaning

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(informal) Very small.
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Capable of having values approaching zero as a limit.
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The definition of infinitesimal is something extremely small or very close to 0, or too small to be measured.

When you have only a single grain of rice, this is an example of a time when you have an infinitesimal amount of rice.

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Immeasurably or incalculably minute.
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Capable of having values approaching zero as a limit.
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An immeasurably or incalculably minute amount or quantity.
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A function or variable continuously approaching zero as a limit.
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Too small to be measured.
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Of or pertaining to an infinitesimal.
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An infinitesimal quantity.
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A variable that approaches zero as a limit.
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A function or variable continuously approaching zero as a limit.
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Do you ever get the feeling that you are but an infinitesimal speck, swallowed by the vastness of the universe and beyond?

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(mathematics) Of or pertaining to values that approach zero as a limit.
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(mathematics) A non-zero quantity whose magnitude is smaller than any positive number (by definition it is not a real number).
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Origin of infinitesimal

  • From New Latin īnfīnītēsimus infinite in rank from Latin īnfīnītus infinite infinite
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition