- (of a set of elements) capable of being completely counted.
- not infinite or infinitesimal.
- not zero.
Origin of finite
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How to use finite in a sentence
If you don’t have an image of your self, as I’m fairly sure cats don’t, then you won’t think of yourself as a mortal, finite being.Everything is awful. Here’s a Q&A with a philosopher about why cats rule.|Sean Illing|January 15, 2021|Vox
A dark night sky, he reasoned, suggested a finite cosmos where the stars eventually peter out.The universe is 13.8 billion years old—here’s how we know|Charlie Wood|January 13, 2021|Popular-Science
It is difficult for any one actor to optimize for well-being and alignment with society’s values when other players are still competing for finite resources and power.Big Tech’s attention economy can be reformed. Here’s how.|Gideon Lichfield|January 10, 2021|MIT Technology Review
The breadth and depth of extraordinary lives—most everybody’s full life—at first seems overwhelming but then must be stewed down into a list of finite achievements, necessary but necessarily shallow.
Reports of millions of doses sitting in warehouses are concerning, given the extent of the crisis and the finite shelf life of the vaccines.In the COVID vaccine rollout, our expectations don’t match reality|matthewheimer|January 4, 2021|Fortune
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 Poetry|Andrew Cecil Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for finite
- limited or restricted in naturehuman existence is finite
- (as noun)the finite