von Neumann integer

von Neumann integer

(mathematics)
A finite von Neumann ordinal.

The von Neumann integer N is a finite set with N elements which are the von Neumann integers 0 to N-1. The set of von Neumann integers is infinite, even though each of its elements is finite.

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