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Transfinite number

A transfinite number is a number that is greater than any other natural number.



The first transfinite cardinal number is 0א. This is the cardinality of all endless sets.

The first transfinite ordinal number is indicated by ω. This is followed by ω+1, ω+2, ..., ω+ω = 2ω, , , ..., ωω = ω2, ω3, ..., ωω, ...


Additional information

The term transfinite was coined by the German mathematician Georg Cantor to avoid the word infinite.


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