- (of a set of elements) capable of being completely counted.
- not infinite or infinitesimal.
- not zero.
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During this period, they began to envision a way to extend the crucial analogy between torsion points of elliptic curves and finite orbit points of dynamical systems.
The finite orbit points of the two dynamical systems corresponded to the torsion points of the underlying elliptic curves.
Instead of just knowing that the number of intersections is finite, they’d like to know it’s below some specific value.
Similarly, it equals zero when applied to the finite orbit points of dynamical systems.
In the world of dynamical systems, starting points whose sequences eventually repeat are called finite orbit points.
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.
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And 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.
To follow these would be delightful and honouring; but would be to follow what is merely a copy, and only finite.
Its effects on creatures being finite, what is finite might these in some measure point out.
A spirit has no body; an infinite being is a being which is not finite; a perfect being is a being which is not imperfect.
What 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?
British Dictionary definitions for finite
- limited or restricted in naturehuman existence is finite
- (as noun)the finite