# finite

[fahy-nahyt]

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### adjective

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: man's finite existence on earth.

### noun

something that is finite.

## Origin of finite

## Synonyms for finite

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So that, as a matter of fact, the New Testament is in- finitely more cruel than the Old.

The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)Robert G. Ingersoll

We cannot apprehend an object as sublime while we apprehend it as comparably, measurably, or finitely great.

Oxford Lectures on PoetryAndrew Cecil Bradley

## finite

### adjective

## Word Origin for finite

C15: from Latin fīnītus limited, from fīnīre to limit, end

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## finite

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## finite

[fī′nīt′]

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