What does finite mean?

Definitions for finite
ˈfaɪ naɪtfi·nite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finiteadjective

    bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

  2. finiteadjective

    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. finiteadjective

    Limited, constrained by bounds, impermanent

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FINITEadjective

    Limited; bounded; terminated.

    Etymology: finitus, Latin.

    Servius conceives no more thereby than a finite number for indefinite. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 12.

    Finite of any magnitude holds not any proportion to infinite. John Locke.

    That supposed infinite duration will, by the very supposition, be limited at two extremes, though never so remote asunder, and consequently must needs be finite. Richard Bentley, Serm.


  1. finite

    Finite refers to something that is limited or restricted in size, quantity, or extent; contrary to infinite, which means limitless or endless. Finite could describe a state, existence, or resource that is bounded, countable, or exhaustible, whether in terms of quantity, time, space, or degree.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finiteadjective

    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. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of finite in a Sentence

  1. Atul Tiwari:

    There's only a finite amount of investment-grade wine produced every year and through consumption, that amount decreases over time, in the case of fine wine, with more countries becoming wine drinking cultures, as well as wealth being created around the world, the demand keeps increasing.

  2. Jeff Gibbs:

    Infinite growth on a finite planet is suicide.

  3. Chris Karns:

    For security reasons, I won't pinpoint where The American forces will flow, it is important( that) groups, such as ISIS, don't have an exact map of our whereabouts, but instead we use our finite resources on the continent to adjust swiftly, efficiently, and employ with maximum effect.

  4. John Dryden:

    How can finite grasp infinity

  5. Bob Cleaves:

    I don’t care if it’s wind, solar, biomass — they all have their shortcomings…for biomass, the most limiting factor about our industry is that there’s a finite amount of waste in the United States.

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