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Finite definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FI'NITE, a. [L. finitus, from finio, to finish, from finis, limit.]
Having a limit; limited; bounded; opposed to infinite, as finite number, finite existence; applied to this life, we say, a finite being, finite duration.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent [ant: infinite]
2: of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person [ant: infinite, non-finite]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English finit, from Latin finitus, past participle of finire Date: 15th century 1. a. having definite or definable limits <a finite number of possibilities> b. having a limited nature or existence <finite beings> 2. completely determinable in theory or in fact by counting, measurement, or thought <the finite velocity of light> 3. a. less than an arbitrary positive integer and greater than the negative of that integer b. having a finite number of elements <a finite set> 4. of, relating to, or being a verb or verb form that can function as a predicate or as the initial element of one and that is limited (as in tense, person, and number) finite noun finitely adverb finiteness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 limited, bounded; not infinite. 2 Gram. (of a part of a verb) having a specific number and person. 3 not infinitely small. Derivatives: finitely adv. finiteness n. finitude n. Etymology: L finitus past part. of finire FINISH

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Finite Fi"nite, a. [L. finitus, p. p. of finire. See Finish, and cf. Fine, 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Something that is finite has a definite fixed size or extent. (FORMAL) Only a finite number of situations can arise... The fossil fuels (coal and oil) are finite resources. ? infinite ADJ 2. A finite clause is a clause based on a verb group which indicates tense, such as 'went', 'is waiting', or 'will be found', rather than on an infinitive or a participle. Compare non-finite. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Bounded, limited, contracted, terminable, conditioned.

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