infinitesimal
[ in-fin-i-tes-uh-muhl ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
from modern Latin infinitesimus, from Latin infinitus (see infinite), on the pattern of centesimal
Synonyms
  • minute
  • tiny
  • minuscule
Antonyms
  • huge
  • significant
  • giant
  • substantial. important
  • big
  • large
Definition
extremely small; an indefinitely small quantity
Example
The surgeon was operating on the infinitesimal vessels in the circulatory system, which required all of his attention.
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