Infinity

The global property Infinity is a numeric value representing infinity.

Property attributes of Infinity
Writable no
Enumerable no
Configurable no

Description

Infinity is a property of the global object. In other words, 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 slightly differently than mathematical infinity; see Number.POSITIVE_INFINITY for details.

As defined by the ECMAScript 5 specification, Infinity is read-only (implemented in JavaScript 1.8.5 / Firefox 4).

Examples

console.log(Infinity          ); /* Infinity */  
console.log(Infinity + 1      ); /* Infinity */  
console.log(Math.pow(10, 1000)); /* Infinity */  
console.log(Math.log(0)       ); /* -Infinity */  
console.log(1 / Infinity      ); /* 0 */  
console.log(1 / 0             ); /* Infinity */ 

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Infinity' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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InfinityChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support 4Opera Full support 4Safari Full support 1WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 10.1Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0nodejs Full support Yes

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