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Infinite Set

A Set of $S$ elements is said to be infinite if the elements of a Proper Subset $S'$ can be put into One-to-One correspondence with the elements of $S$. An infinite set whose elements can be put into a One-to-One correspondence with the set of Integers is said to be Countably Infinite; otherwise, it is called Uncountably Infinite.

See also Aleph-0, Aleph-1, Cardinal Number, Countably Infinite Set, Continuum, Finite, Infinite, Infinity, Ordinal Number, Transfinite Number, Uncountably Infinite Set


Courant, R. and Robbins, H. What is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods, 2nd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, p. 77, 1996.

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