infinitesimal

[ in-fin-i-tes-uh-muh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF infinitesimal
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To be sure, the wage was infinitesimal, while the toil was body-breaking soul-breaking.

Here we find no infinitesimal subdivision and no multiplicity of crops.

Every beginning is infinitesimal, and wrapt in the mystery of creation.

It is not the infinitesimal of time, but the negative of time.

Yet surely (replied Socrates) that is only an infinitesimal part of generalship.

What an infinitesimal proportion of us understand even our own country!

It is, at best, only a description of an infinitesimal bit of reality.

On went the creature—on, and on, in its infinitesimal progression.

Well, here was the infinitesimal moment which it is necessary to seize.

But the progress of the work was infinitesimal compared with the advance of the Grass.

WORD ORIGIN

1710 (1650s as a noun), "infinitely small," from Modern Latin infinitesimus, from Latin infinitus "infinite" (see infinite) + -esimus, as in centesimus "hundredth." Related: Infinitesimally.

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