# finite

*finite*on Thesaurus.com

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: our finite existence on earth.

something that is finite.

## Origin of finite

^{1}

## Other words for finite

1 | bounded, limited, circumscribed, restricted |

*finite*on Thesaurus.com

## Other words from finite

- fi·nite·ly, adverb
- fi·nite·ness, noun
- non·fi·nite, adjective, noun
- non·fi·nite·ly, adverb
- non·fi·nite·ness, noun
- su·per·fi·nite, adjective
- su·per·fi·nite·ly, adverb
- su·per·fi·nite·ness, noun
- un·fi·nite, adjective

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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 | VoxA 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-ScienceIt 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 ReviewThe 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. IngersollWe 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

/ (ˈfaɪnaɪt) /

bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent: a finite difference

maths logic having a number of elements that is a natural number; able to be counted using the natural numbers less than some natural number: Compare denumerable, infinite (def. 4)

limited or restricted in nature: human existence is finite

(as noun): the finite

denoting any form or occurrence of a verb inflected for grammatical features such as person, number, and tense

## Origin of finite

^{1}

## Derived forms of finite

- finitely, adverb
- finiteness, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

## Scientific definitions for finite

[ fī′nīt′ ]

Relating to a set that cannot be put into a one-to-one correspondence with any proper subset of its own members.

Relating to or being a numerical quantity describing the size of such a set.

Being a member of the set of real or complex numbers.

Being a quantity that is non-zero and not infinite.

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