The seventh and final number used in counting on Ork, immediately following free.
floating-point value that is represented by a sign bit fraction that is all zeros, and an exponent that is all ones. An infinity has a magnitude greater than any normalized value.
When we say that a sequence goes to infinity, we mean that the numbers in the sequence increase without bound. This means that for a sequence of positive numbers, no matter how large a number you can think of, call it , if you go far out enough in the sequence, all of the rest of the numbers in the sequence will be larger than .
(1.) A name for the upper boundary of the set of numbers. (2.) In binary floating-point concepts, a value with an associated sign that is mathematically greater in magnitude than any binary floating point number.
A special value produced when a floating-point operation should produce a mathematical infinity or when a floating-point operation attempts to produce a number greater in magnitude than the largest representable number in a given format. Infinities are signed.
Greater than any fixed counting number, or extending forever. No matter how large a number one thinks of, infinity is larger than it. Infinity has no limits.
The word infinity comes from the Latin infinitas or "unboundedness." It refers to several distinct concepts (usually linked to the idea of "without end" or "bigger than the biggest thing you can think of") which arise in philosophy, mathematics, theology and everyday life.