Definition of Finite

1. Adjective. Bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent.

Similar to: Bounded, Delimited, Exhaustible, Impermanent, Limited
Also: Mortal
Derivative terms: Finiteness
Antonyms: Infinite

2. Adjective. Of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person.
Category relationships: Grammar
Similar to: Tensed
Antonyms: Infinite

Definition of Finite

1. a. Having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded; -- opposed to infinite; as, finite number; finite existence; a finite being; a finite mind; finite duration.

Definition of Finite

1. Adjective. Limited, constrained by bounds, impermanent ¹

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Definition of Finite

1. something that is finite (having definite limits) [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Finite

finishing bur
finishing coat
finishing line
finishing lines
finishing move
finishing moves
finishing off
finishing school
finishing schools
finishing touch
finishing touches
finite (current term)
finite capacity planning
finite difference
finite element
finite generator
finite larmor radius
finite verb
finite verbs

Literary usage of Finite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"If, however, p*f is not the highest power of p which divides the order, these groups do not in general form a single conjugate set. finite order, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It may be summarized as follows: The idea of God is derived from our knowledge of finite beings. When a term is predicated of the finite and of the Infinite ..."

3. The Works of George Berkeley ...: Including His Posthumous Works; with by George Berkeley (1901)
"But all finite quantities are expressly excluded from the notion of a momentum. ... For aught I see, you can admit no quantity as a medium between a finite ..."

4. Essays on the Theory of Numbers: I. Continuity and Irrational Numbers, II by Richard Dedekind (1901)
"If Zn is finite, then from (108) and (70) it follows that Zn, is also finite, which was to be proved. 120. Theorem. If m, n are different numbers, ..."

5. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1882)
"It will now be immediately seen that we have arrived at a denial of one of Spinoza's fundamental conclusions—viz., the existence of finite things us Diodes ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1870)
"On the Thermodynamic Theory of Waves of finite Longitudinal Disturbance." By WJ MACQUORN RANKINE, CE, LL.D., FRSS. Lond. & Edin. ..."

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