Infinity Symbol  Definition
The English word
infinity is derived from the Latin word 'infinitas' which translates to
unboundedness or endless. Infinity is defined as something without a
limit. It is a concept often used in the fields of mathematics and
physics. The infinity symbol ∞ was introduced by the English
mathematician John Wallis and it is sometimes referred to as the 'lazy
8'.
Infinity Symbol 
Meaning
The infinity symbol is mainly used in the fields of Mathematics and
Physics to represent the concept of infinity. It is however also used in
the field of book binding! Books marked with the infinity symbol are
printed on acid free paper. The standards ISO 9706 and ANSI Z39.481992
allow manufactures of paper to include a circled infinity symbol if they
have produced the paper in accordance with their standards without the
use of acid. The removal of acid will minimise future preservation
problems with book and other printed documents.
Infinity Symbol  Synonyms
The following are
all synonyms of infinity: Absolute, Boundless, Countless, Dateless,
Endless, Incalculable, Inexhaustible, Infinitive, Innumerable,
Innumerous, Limitless, Multitudinous, Nonfinite, Numberless,
Sempiternal, Unbounded, Uncounted, Unlimited, Unnumberable, Unnumbered,
Unnumerable
Infinity Symbol 
Keyboard
The infinity symbol can be entered on a standard keyboard with the
use of the html code ∞ ( ∞ )
Infinity Symbol
 Facts
Did you know...

Fact 1: The infinity sign is represented by two
intertwining circles (∞)


Fact 2: The infinity symbol is referred in algebraic
geometry as a 'lemniscate'


Fact 3: In mathematics, the intertwining circles of
the infinity symbol represents the concept of infinity


Fact 4: In HTML, the infinity character (∞) can be
obtained by using the code
∞


Fact 5:
The English mathematician John Wallis is credited with
introducing the infinity symbol


Fact 6:
In computing terms, infinity is defined as being larger
than any natural number


Fact 7:
There are three different types of infinity:
Mathematical, Physical, and
Philosophical


Fact 8:
The infinity symbol is in the shape of a sideways figure
eight


Fact 9:
The infinity symbol appears on the cross of St.
Boniface, wrapped around the bars of a Latin cross


Fact 10:
The infinity symbol is sometimes referred to as the
'lazy 8'


Fact 11:
In bookbinding, the infinity symbol is used to identify
book that are printed on acid free paper


Fact 12:
A circle is often defined as being infinite with no
beginning or end


Fact 13:
Synonyms for infinity are boundless, immeasurable,
illimitable, interminable, limitless, unlimited, endless
and eternal


Fact 14:
God is commonly described as being 'The Infinite Being'


Fact 15:
The antonym of infinite is finite which is defined as
being bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or
temporal extent

Infinity Symbol
 Tattoos
Keyboard
symbols are a great idea for tattoos. Looking for a unique tattoo
design? Why not choose a keyboard symbol or incorporate an infinity
symbol
into your own design? Perhaps you want to include
the infinity symbol in your tattoo tagline? A great way to show your interest in the
fascinating fields of maths or physics! The Infinity Symbol
make a great choice for tattoo designs! Browse through our selection of images and check out the
meaning of the different keyboard symbols.
Infinity Symbol
