What does the word AD

ad infinitum

Ad infinitumis a Latin phrase that translates as "to infinity" or "unlimited". Infinite means infinity, ad can be translated in this context as “to” or “to”.

The expression is used ad infinitum especially in scientific language, for example in the field of mathematics. However, it is also used to describe very lengthy or complex processes and structures, even if the term infinity is not strictly speaking correct.

Usage examples

We have it now ad infinitum discussed and should slowly come to a decision.

The EU is not perfect. It never will be either. It remains work in progress ad infinitum - but others have to make that much progress first.
- Europe's weapon is the idea - Ulrich Ladurner, zeit.de, 04/07/2018

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