- (of a set of elements) capable of being completely counted.
- not infinite or infinitesimal.
- not zero.
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Example sentences from the Web for finite
Denmark has become the largest oil producer so far to set a finite deadline for ending oil and gas extraction, in an effort to meet some of the world’s most ambitious climate targets.
I say this because the scenario I have described assumes that the size of the universe remains finite at the Janus point.
It still behooves clients to secure the supply that’s finite in advance.‘More of an acceptable concept’: Publishers test more frequent ad price changes|Max Willens|October 16, 2020|Digiday
If you image the night sky with your smartphone camera, the stars also have a finite size of pixels in your image, even though they are point sources for both you and your smartphone.Readers ask about exoplanets, spider silk and water beetles|Science News Staff|October 4, 2020|Science News
They can be finite-dimensional or infinite-dimensional, have “boundary” or not have boundary, and be defined over a variety of number systems, such as the real, complex or p-adic numbers.
On the other hand, it is claimed on the basis of the finiteness of human action that both reward and punishment should be finite.
Similarly God's unity in Maimonides is among other things based upon the finiteness of the world and its unity.
This denial enlarges the human intellect by removing its evidence from sense to Soul, and from finiteness into infinity.Unity of Good|Mary Baker Eddy
This necessary finiteness of literature may be illustrated in another way.
The picture contains transitoriness, finiteness, yet also a vista of new formation, new land.
British Dictionary definitions for finite
- limited or restricted in naturehuman existence is finite
- (as noun)the finite