# finite

*finite*on Thesaurus.com

having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable.

Mathematics.

(of a set of elements) capable of being completely counted.

not infinite or infinitesimal.

not zero.

subject to limitations or conditions, as of space, time, circumstances, or the laws of nature: our finite existence on earth.

something that is finite.

## Origin of finite

^{1}

## Other words for finite

1 | bounded, limited, circumscribed, restricted |

*finite*on Thesaurus.com

## Other words from finite

- fi·nite·ly, adverb
- fi·nite·ness, noun
- non·fi·nite, adjective, noun
- non·fi·nite·ly, adverb
- non·fi·nite·ness, noun
- su·per·fi·nite, adjective
- su·per·fi·nite·ly, adverb
- su·per·fi·nite·ness, noun
- un·fi·nite, adjective

## Words Nearby finite

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## How to use finite in a sentence

US vetting requirements, capacity limitations at refugee resettlement agencies, and a

*finite*number of slots available under the current refugee admissions cap could all contribute to delays in bringing them to American soil.Giving students early access to Pell meant drawing down

*finite*dollars, as the grants can only be used for 12 semesters.Feds to end dual-enrollment experiment, disappointing participating colleges | Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | August 25, 2021 | Washington PostThese so-called infinite-dimensional matrices have a very different algebra from

*finite*-dimensional ones.How I Escaped My Troubles Through Science - Issue 104: Harmony | Subodh Patil | August 25, 2021 | NautilusAs you might have expected, f was less than 1, meaning the chain had a

*finite*length.Until the 1960s, scientists believed that the number of neurons and synaptic connections in the human brain were

*finite*and that, once damaged, these brain cells could not be replaced.Swimming is the ultimate brain exercise. Here’s why. | Purbita Saha | July 28, 2021 | Popular-Science

Many of the fuels we use to generate electricity —natural gas, oil, coal—are abundant yet

*finite*.“It is an outrage that DEA is using

*finite*taxpayer dollars to impound legal industrial hemp seeds,” he said.The reservoir of settlement-related projects available for promotion is

*finite*.Netanyahu Must Rein in Extremists in Coalition, or Risk Derailing Peace Talks | Daniel Seidemann, Lara Friedman | August 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEASTAnd they're wise to pursue this course, because the most

*finite*resource in this discussion is land.For all practical purposes, the world's supply of oil is not

*finite*.To imitate

*finite*excellence, is to aspire at excellence, even though but in part.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John CunninghamTo follow these would be delightful and honouring; but would be to follow what is merely a copy, and only

*finite*.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John CunninghamIts effects on creatures being

*finite*, what is*finite*might these in some measure point out.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John CunninghamA spirit has no body; an infinite being is a being which is not

*finite*; a perfect being is a being which is not imperfect.Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean MeslierWhat good to me is the favor of a being who, able to bestow upon me infinite good, does not even give me a

*finite*one?Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier

## British Dictionary definitions for finite

/ (ˈfaɪnaɪt) /

bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent: a finite difference

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 (def. 4)

limited or restricted in nature: human existence is finite

(as noun): the finite

denoting any form or occurrence of a verb inflected for grammatical features such as person, number, and tense

## Origin of finite

^{1}

## Derived forms of finite

- finitely, adverb
- finiteness, noun

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## Scientific definitions for finite

[ fī′nīt′ ]

Relating to a set that cannot be put into a one-to-one correspondence with any proper subset of its own members.

Relating to or being a numerical quantity describing the size of such a set.

Being a member of the set of real or complex numbers.

Being a quantity that is non-zero and not infinite.

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