infinitesimals

[ in-fin-i-tes-uh-muh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF infinitesimals

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From this he argues that infinitesimals are impossible concepts.

These are merely the infinitesimals of unity and they grow less in size and consequence as the divisions increase in number.

He brought into the administration,” said Napoleon, “the spirit of the infinitesimals.

We have made a step, indeed, but perhaps only towards acquaintance with a new order of infinitesimals.

We are dealing with infinitesimals, compared with which the test objects of the microscope are literally immense.

Surely he that tarryeth long over a Sutler's trial balance, consecrated to the apotheosis of infinitesimals.

The modus operandi of the action of your infinitesimals I shall never comprehend.

This explanation shows that Democritus was already close on the track of infinitesimals.

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.