Infinitesimally vs Infinitesimal - What's the difference?

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Infinitesimally is a derived term of infinitesimal.


As a adverb infinitesimally

is in an infinitesimal manner.

As a adjective infinitesimal is

incalculably, exceedingly, or immeasurably minute; vanishingly small.

As a noun infinitesimal is

(mathematics) a non-zero quantity whose magnitude is smaller than any positive number (by definition it is not a real number).

infinitesimally

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In an infinitesimal manner.
  • To an infinitesimal degree.
  • infinitesimal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Incalculably, exceedingly, or immeasurably minute; vanishingly small.
  • *
  • (mathematics) Of or pertaining to values that approach zero as a limit.
  • (informal) Very small.
  • Usage notes

    * Strictly, this adjective, like infinite, is incomparable, so more infinitesimal' and '''most infinitesimal are proscribed, especially in the mathematical sense. However, these forms do occur in informal usage, where the ''very small (but measurable) sense is most common.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * infinite * enormous

    Noun

    (wikipedia infinitesimal) (en noun)
  • (mathematics) A non-zero quantity whose magnitude is smaller than any positive number (by definition it is not a real number).
  • Antonyms

    * infinity

    Derived terms

    * infinitesimal calculus * infinitesimally