Infinite Set

In set theory, an infinite set is a set that is not a finite set. Infinite sets may be countable or uncountable. Some examples are:

  • the set of all integers, {..., -1, 0, 1, 2, ...}, is a countably infinite set; and
  • the set of all real numbers is an uncountably infinite set.

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