infinitesimal

[ in-fin-i-tes-uh-muhl ]

Part of Speech

noun,adjective

Definition

noun

adjective

extremely small; an indefinitely small quantity

Origin + Etymology

from modern Latin infinitesimus, from Latin infinitus (see infinite), on the pattern of centesimal

Synonyms

adjective

  • minute
  • tiny
  • minuscule

Antonyms

adjective

  • huge
  • significant
  • giant
  • substantial. important
  • big
  • large

Example

adjective

The surgeon was operating on the infinitesimal vessels in the circulatory system, which required all of his attention.

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