- (of a set of elements) capable of being completely counted.
- not infinite or infinitesimal.
- not zero.
Origin of finite
Examples from the Web for finite
Many of the fuels we use to generate electricity —natural gas, oil, coal—are abundant yet finite.
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|DAILY BEAST
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.
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|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That knowledge is directly revealed while we are apprehending any finite object, as its correlative and complementary antithesis.
To throw words like finite and infinite at such a Being is to make ourselves ridiculous.Psychical Miscellanea|J. Arthur Hill
The finite person is an intellect, sensibility, and will; but these are circumscribed by innumerable limitations.
To the Buddhist, in short, the element of time and the finite is all, as to the Brahman the element of eternity is all.Ten Great Religions|James Freeman Clarke
A finite event occupies a limited chunk of this manifold in a sense which I now proceed to explain.The Concept of Nature|Alfred North Whitehead
British Dictionary definitions for finite
- limited or restricted in naturehuman existence is finite
- (as noun)the finite