- (of a set of elements) capable of being completely counted.
- not infinite or infinitesimal.
- not zero.
Origin of finite
Synonyms for finite
Related Words for finitelimited, fixed, definite, restricted, bound, bounded, conditioned, confined, definable, exact, precise, specific, determinate, delimited, terminable
Examples from the Web for finite
Contemporary Examples of finite
Many of the fuels we use to generate electricity —natural gas, oil, coal—are abundant yet finite.Will Food Waste Power Your Home?
The Daily Beast
June 16, 2014
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
And they're wise to pursue this course, because the most finite resource in this discussion is land.Don't Get Too Stressed About the Farm Bubble
April 1, 2013
For all practical purposes, the world's supply of oil is not finite.Let's Pursue a New Version of 'Peak Oil'
March 4, 2013
We only have a finite amount of fresh H2o and food on the planet, there is no more.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories
February 27, 2013
Historical Examples of finite
Of the Infinite the finite mind can only catch a finite glimpse.The Conquest of Fear
But we must not expect with our finite mind to comprehend the infinite God.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
Man, finite and limited in capacity, could therefore never expiate it.Initiation into Philosophy
I do not mean that in Mary Osborne I had been worshipping the finite.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Conditions of its necessity.species of escape from all the finite objects about them.Modern Painters Volume II (of V)
- limited or restricted in naturehuman existence is finite
- (as noun)the finite
Word Origin for finite
early 15c., from Latin finitus, past participle of finire "to limit, set bounds, end," from finis (see finish (v.)). Related: Finitely.