= I =
[common] Consisting of a large number of
objects; extreme. Used very loosely as in: "This program produces
infinite garbage." "He is an infinite loser." The word most
likely to follow `infinite', though, is hair. (It has been
pointed out that fractals are an excellent example of infinite
hair.) These uses are abuses of the word's mathematical meaning.
The term `semi-infinite', denoting an immoderately large amount
of some resource, is also heard. "This compiler is taking a
semi-infinite amount of time to optimize my program." See also
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.