The global Infinity property is a numeric value representing infinity.

Property attributes of Infinity
Writable no
Enumerable no
Configurable no

Syntax

Infinity 

Description

Infinity is a property of the global object, i.e. it is a variable in global scope.

The initial value of Infinity is Number.POSITIVE_INFINITY. The value Infinity (positive infinity) is greater than any other number. This value behaves mathematically like infinity; for example, any positive number multiplied by Infinity is Infinity, and anything divided by Infinity is 0.

Per the ECMAScript 5 specification, Infinity is read only (implemented in JavaScript 1.8.5 / Firefox 4).

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.3
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Infinity' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Infinity' in that specification.
Standard  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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