## In context|mathematics|lang=en terms the difference between equal and infimum

is that

**equal** is (mathematics) to be equal to, to have the same value as; to correspond to while

**infimum** is (mathematics) (

*of a subset *) the greatest element of the containing set that is smaller than or equal to all elements of the subset the infimum may or may not be a member of the subset.

## As nouns the difference between **equal** and **infimum**

is that

**equal** is a person or thing of equal status to others while

**infimum** is (mathematics) (

*of a subset *) the greatest element of the containing set that is smaller than or equal to all elements of the subset the infimum may or may not be a member of the subset.

## As an adjective **equal**

is (

*label*) the same in all respects.

## As a verb **equal**

is (mathematics) to be equal to, to have the same value as; to correspond to.