Imagine the quantity of a raindrop in comparison with the volume of the ocean: that quantity is infinitesimal in size. Imagine the weight of a single grain of sand out of all the sand in the Sahara desert: that one grain of sand’s weight is infinitesimal. Furthermore, imagine a single bacterium compared with the trillions upon trillions of bacteria present on planet Earth: that, my friend, is what I mean by infinitesimal.
Quiz: What is an infinitesimal amount of something?
- It is tiny in comparison with something else.
- It is a significant amount of something.
- It is immeasurably small.