What does finite mean?

Definitions for finiteˈfaɪ naɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word finite.

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

Wiktionary

  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

  2. Origin: [L. finitus, p. p. of finire. See Finish, and cf. Fine, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Finite

    fī′nīt, adj. having an end or limit: subject to limitations or conditions, as time, space—opp. to Infinite (q.v.).—adj. Fī′nīteless, without end or limit.—adv. Fī′nītely.—ns. Fī′nīteness, Fin′itūde. [L. finītus, pa.p. of finīre.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finite in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Dryden:

    How can finite grasp infinity

  2. Woody Allen:

    How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size

  3. Neil Armstrong:

    I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.

  4. Rebecca Smith:

    There was a sense of the infinite at the time. There was no understanding there was a finite number of birds and that you could end wildlife, period.

  5. Woody Allen:

    Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought - particularly for people who cannot remember where they left things.

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