finite

[f_ˈaɪ_n_aɪ_t], [fˈa͡ɪna͡ɪt], [fˈa‍ɪna‍ɪt]

Definitions of finite:

  1.   That which is limited: with the. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Finitely. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   Having limits. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Having an end or limit; - opp. to INFINITE. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Having an end; limited. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Having a limit; limited, in contrast with infinite; limited as regards number and person, in contrast with infinitive. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   Finiteness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8.   Bounded; having limits. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for finite:

  1. Working in the digital domain, you're using approximations of things; the actual sound wave never enters the equation. You deal with sections of it, and you're able to do so much more by just reducing the information to a finite amount. – Sean Booth
  2. But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does nothing. – Muhammed Iqbal
  3. Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points; the higher the rank the more of them. At these points, influences whose physical magnitude is too small to be taken account of by a finite being may produce results of the greatest importance. – James C. Maxwell
  4. No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point. – Jean-Paul Sartre
  5. And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into it and just realize that we're all vulnerable. We are humans. There is a finite end to this life and we're all going to face it and a little silliness can help. – Alan Thicke

Usage examples for finite:

  1. The religious life by penitence and faith and hope and love, rises above the finite with its limitations, and the temporal with its sins and failings, and lays hold on the infinite ideal and the eternal goodness, with its boundless horizon and its perfect peace. ” – Practical Ethics by William DeWitt Hyde
  2. Some of those changes he could refer to finite minds, his own and others. ” – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  3. We are first impelled to seek the Infinite by the limitations of the finite which appear to the soul as bonds and prison walls. ” – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  4. “ I can therefore see a large significance in the somewhat bold language of Burdach: There is for me but one miracle, that of infinite existence, and but one mystery, the manner in which the finite proceeds from the infinite. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  5. The universe was finite – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  6. The arsenic produces certain physiological changes, which take a finite time before they end in death. ” –  by
  7. 5. Can the subject of a finite verb be in any other case than the nominative? ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  8. The poor girl has had a sorry life so far and really deserves better treatment than she has received, or so it seems to me from my finite stand- point. ” –  by
  9. If one were to follow St. Augustine's reflections further, one would find him reasoning from his own finite and evil self to an infinite and perfect Self, which centres like his in the conviction that I am I, but is endowed with all power and all worth. ” – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  10. But is not the poet's realm the infinite, and can the architect ever get beyond the finite and the limited? ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers

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