bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent: a finite difference
2.
(maths, logic) having a number of elements that is a natural number; able to be counted using the natural numbers less than some natural number Compare denumerable, infinite (sense 4)
3.
limited or restricted in nature: human existence is finite
(as noun): the finite
4.
denoting any form or occurrence of a verb inflected for grammatical features such as person, number, and tense
Derived Forms
finitely, adverb finiteness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin fīnītus limited, from fīnīre to limit, end