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Were I more conversant with literature and its great names, I could go on quoting them ad infinitum and acknowledge my debt for the merit you have been generous enough to find in my work.
Knut Hamsun

Meaning of "ad infinitum" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AD INFINITUM

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PRONUNCIATION OF AD INFINITUM

ad infinitum  [æd ˌɪnfɪˈnaɪtəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AD INFINITUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ad infinitum is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES AD INFINITUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ad infinitum in the English dictionary

The definition of ad infinitum in the dictionary is without end; endlessly; to infinity ad inf.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AD INFINITUM


aconitum
ˌækəˈnaɪtəm
adytum
ˈædɪtəm
ageratum
ˌædʒəˈreɪtəm
chlorophytum
ˌklɔːrəˈfaɪtəm
datum
ˈdeɪtəm
infinitum
ˌɪnfɪˈnaɪtəm
item
ˈaɪtəm
petrolatum
ˌpɛtrəˈleɪtəm
placitum
ˈplæsɪtəm
polygonatum
ˌpɒlɪɡəˈneɪtəm
pomatum
pəˈmeɪtəm
postulatum
ˌpɒstjʊˈleɪtəm
pulpitum
ˈpʊlpɪtəm
relatum
rɪˈleɪtəm
separatum
ˌsepəˈreɪtəm
striatum
straɪˈeɪtəm
subitem
ˈsʌbˌaɪtəm
Tatum
ˈteɪtəm
testatum
tesˈteɪtəm
ultimatum
ˌʌltɪˈmeɪtəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AD INFINITUM

ad
ad agency
ad campaign
ad hoc
ad hominem
ad interim
ad libitum
ad litem
ad nauseam
ad referendum
ad rem
ad val.
ad valorem
ad valorem tax
ad-lib
ad-libbed
ad-libber
ad-libbing
Ada
adactylous

WORDS THAT END LIKE AD INFINITUM

ad libitum
angular momentum
arboretum
dictum
erratum
factum
momentum
multum
postpartum
quaesitum
quantum
rectum
sanctum
scrotum
scutum
septum
sputum
stratum
substratum
tum

Synonyms and antonyms of ad infinitum in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AD INFINITUM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ad infinitum» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ad infinitum

Translation of «ad infinitum» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AD INFINITUM

Find out the translation of ad infinitum to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ad infinitum from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ad infinitum» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

循环往复
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ad infinitum
570 millions of speakers

English

ad infinitum
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विज्ञापन अनन्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ما لا نهاية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до бесконечности
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ad infinitum
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সীমাহীনভাবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à l´infini
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Iklan infinitum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ad infinitum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

無限に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무한히
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ad infinitum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vô cùng tận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முடிவிலா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनिल अंबानी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ebediyen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ad infinitum
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ad infinitum
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до нескінченності
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ad infinitum
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άπειρον
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ad infinitum
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oändlighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ad infinitum
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ad infinitum

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AD INFINITUM»

The term «ad infinitum» is regularly used and occupies the 73.677 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AD INFINITUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ad infinitum

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2 QUOTES WITH «AD INFINITUM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ad infinitum.
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Christopher Dawson
Man is a means and not an end, and he is a means to economic or political ends which are not really ends in themselves but means to other ends which in their turn are means and so ad infinitum.
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Knut Hamsun
Were I more conversant with literature and its great names, I could go on quoting them ad infinitum and acknowledge my debt for the merit you have been generous enough to find in my work.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AD INFINITUM»

Discover the use of ad infinitum in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ad infinitum and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin
E pluribus unum. Illuminating the extravaganza of its past, Nicholas Ostler makes clear that, in a thousand echoes, Latin lives on, ad infinitum.
Nicholas Ostler, 2009
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Taking God Out of Mathematics and Putting the Body Back in: ...
“Rotman uses semiotics to focus on the infinite and the meaning of the mathematician’s ellipsis. . . . He argues persuasively that a constructive model of the infinite is inherent in the literary acts of mathematicians.”—Choice
Brian Rotman, 1993
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Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin
An in-depth biography of the Latin language from its very beginnings to the present day from the widely acclaimed author of ‘Empires of the Word’.
Nicholas Ostler, 2010
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Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature ...
Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a ...
Max Tegmark, 2014
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Single Scene Short Stories
... whether to bring him the cordless phone if the call is for him or to report some news, this story's beginning will have ended, its middle begun. a. Presently she steps out onto the sundeck, overlooking their lawn Ad Infinitum: A Short Story.
Margaret Bishop, 2007
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On Identity: A Study in Genetic Phenomenology
1 The possible reiterations of the judgment are an "ad-infinitum" extension of the present instance in which the judgment is given. They form the endless availability of the judgment assumed and made use of whenever referring to the judgment ...
Giuseppina Chiara Moneta, 1976
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The Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases
1638 (fear] having no object to bound it, it runs on ad infinitum, and cannot be checked by any condition of life: FBLTHAM. Resolves, Pt. i. p. 135 (1806). 1665 some have turmerack and saffron, other-some none ; some onions and garlick, ...
Charles Augustus Maude Fennell, 1891
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Wentworth & Hill's Exercise Manual: No. II. Algebra
Write down the general term, and sum ad infinitum the 1 i 1,1,1 , series, + - + ' 1хЗТ2х4ТЗх5Т4х6Т 15. Find the general term, and sum the series lxl 1x3 2x3 2x5 3x5 3x7 H - + , ad infinitum. 4x7 J 16. Sum ad infinitum the series whose general  ...
George Albert Wentworth, George Anthony Hill, 1888
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Exercises in Algebra
Write down the general term, and sum ad infinitum the 15. Find the general term, and sum the series 1- + ^ + ^ + ^+; l ' l 1x11x3 2x3 2x5 3x5 3x7 -| - + , ad infinitum. iX I 16. Sum ad infinitum the series whose general term is 1 z(x + 3) 17.
George Albert Wentworth, 1901
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Organic Philosophy; Or, Man's True Place in Nature ...: ...
BREADTHS OF NATURE, AD INFINITUM. 1st. — The continuation of time, present, past and future, ad infinitum. 2nd. — The extension of space in time, ad infinitum. 3rd. — The forms of matter, in space (suns, planets, and systems), ad ...
Hugh Doherty, 1871

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AD INFINITUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ad infinitum is used in the context of the following news items.
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Phil Knight is not the retiring sort; but he cobbles a transition plan
Travis Knight once told The Oregonian, "He's not a guy that's just going to sit and chat over the fire ad infinitum." A Knight acquaintance ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
2
Foreign contractors fear Qatar project delays
"Project exposure is tens of millions of dollars, which becomes untenable - they tie us up in their approvals process ad infinitum. "The money ... «Construction Week Online, Jul 15»
3
Tree of Codes, Manchester International Festival, review: 'magical'
... a horizontal cousin of his masterful 2003 Tate Modern creation The Weather Project – reflect McGregor's steps ad infinitum once or twice, you ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Noah Feldman: Death penalty survives the Supreme Court, for now
... abolition as “Groundhog Day,” apparently a reference to the Bill Murray film in which a single day is replayed ad infinitum and ad nauseam. «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
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With Terminator: Genisys, Hollywood finally admits films were better …
... and somehow Judgement Day gets changed (first it took place in 1997, then 2004; in Genisys, it's now 2017) and it repeats ad infinitum. «Wired.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Greek Govt Doesn't Know When Banks Will Reopen
... of directors, said that “this will depend on Greece's decision,” adding that the ECB cannot provide emergency liquidity to Greece ad infinitum. «Greek Reporter, Jul 15»
7
SARGE: God Is…
... we believe there's incontrovertible truth that we'll be able to control birth defects, diabetes, heart disease etc., etc., ad nauseum, ad infinitum. «The Hayride, Jul 15»
8
Clover's Literary Corner: E Pluribus Unum
I could go on ad infinitum (to infinity), but I'll end with the recommendation that if you have teens entering high school at WAHS, they should ... «The Crozet Gazette, Jul 15»
9
Iraq, North Korea failures shadow nuclear talks with Iran
"If they cannot come to an agreement, that discussion – that negotiation – can go on ad infinitum," a senior U.S. official said. "We have added a ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
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Meet the ambitious artists giving jazz a creative boost
They, too, import ideas from dance music, and rock, and Indian ragas, and funk, and jazz, and so on ad infinitum; earlier this year, they won an ... «National Post, Jul 15»

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