What is INFINITY?

the word infinity - most common yet difficult question
@bigott (619)
India
October 28, 2008 2:24pm CST
We use this word quite a few times in our life but how do we define it?
3 responses
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
Infinity means forever..everlasting...never ending..no end and no beginning. That's how i see it.
@bigott (619)
• India
28 Oct 08
u r right but i want a scientific answer. Happy mylotting!!!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
28 Oct 08
I don't think that there is a scientific answer to something that had no beginning and has no ending. Do you?
@bigott (619)
• India
29 Oct 08
there is surely be an answer there is nothin' widout a meanin' in this universe.
@adihindu (1922)
• India
29 Oct 08
Infinity (symbolically represented with 8) comes from the Latin infinitas or "unboundedness." It refers to several distinct concepts (usually linked to the idea of "without end") which arise in philosophy, mathematics, and theology. In mathematics, "infinity" is often used in contexts where it is treated as if it were a number (i.e., it counts or measures things: "an infinite number of terms") but it is a different type of "number" from the real numbers. Infinity is related to limits, aleph numbers, classes in set theory, Dedekind-infinite sets, large cardinals,[1] Russell's paradox, non-standard arithmetic, hyperreal numbers, projective geometry, extended real numbers and the absolute Infinite. Happy myLotting.
@bigott (619)
• India
29 Oct 08
it is far above my head cant u make it more simple Thankx for respondin'!!!
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I define infinity as forever, or never ending.
@bigott (619)
• India
28 Oct 08
yeah it can be thankx for respondin'!!!