- (of a set of elements) capable of being completely counted.
- not infinite or infinitesimal.
- not zero.
Origin of finite
Examples from the Web for finitely
We cannot apprehend an object as sublime while we apprehend it as comparably, measurably, or finitely great.Oxford Lectures on Poetry|Andrew Cecil Bradley
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
British Dictionary definitions for finitely
- limited or restricted in naturehuman existence is finite
- (as noun)the finite
Word Origin for finite
Word Origin and History for finitely
early 15c., from Latin finitus, past participle of finire "to limit, set bounds, end," from finis (see finish (v.)). Related: Finitely.