Definitions for finiteˈfaɪ naɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fi•niteˈfaɪ naɪt(adj.)

  1. having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable.

  2. (of a set of mathematical elements) capable of being completely counted. not infinite or infinitesimal. not zero.

    Category: Math

  3. subject to limitations or conditions, as of space, time, circumstances, or the laws of nature.

  4. (of a verb form) distinguishing person, number, and tense, as well as mood or aspect, as opens in (of a clause) containing a finite verb.

    She opens the window.

    Category: Grammar

  5. (n.)something that is finite.

Origin of finite:

1375–1425; late ME < L fīnītus, ptp. of fīnīre to stop, limit. See fine1, -ite2


Princeton's WordNet

  1. finite(adj)

    bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

  2. finite(adj)

    of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person


  1. finite(Adjective)

    Limited, constrained by bounds, impermanent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finite(adj)

    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

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having an end or limit

Human knowledge is finite, divine knowledge infinite.

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