the strange behaviour of infinity


Sonja and Matthew Burbidge


definite article
\before consonants usually thə, before vowels usually thē, sometime before vowels also thə; for emphasis before titles and names or to suggest uniqueness often ˈthē\

—used to indicate a person or thing that has already been mentioned or seen or is clearly understood from the situation

—used to refer to things or people that are common in daily life

—used to refer to things that occur in nature


: different from what is usual, normal, or expected

: not known, heard, or seen before

: not entirely comfortable or well

be·hav·iour \bi-ˈhā-vyər, bē-\

: the way a person or animal acts or behaves

: the way something (such as a machine or substance) moves, functions, or reacts

\əv, before consonants also ə; ˈəv, ˈäv\

: belonging to, relating to, or connected with (someone or something)

—used to indicate that someone or something belongs to a group of people or things

: living or occurring in (a specified country, city, town, etc.)

in·fin·i·ty \in-ˈfi-nə-tē\

: the quality of having no limits or end : the quality of being infinite

: a space, amount, or period of time that has no limits or end

: a very great number or amount