Finite

[f_ˈaɪ_n_aɪ_t], [fˈa͡ɪna͡ɪt], [fˈa‍ɪna‍ɪt]

Definitions of finite:

  1.   ( grammar) of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and ( usually) show agreement with number and person
  2.   Having a limit; limited, in contrast with infinite; limited as regards number and person, in contrast with infinitive.
  3.   bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
  4.   of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and ( usually) show agreement with number and person
  5.   Finitely.
  6.   Finiteness.
  7.   That which is finite.
  8.   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.
  9.   That which is limited: with the.
  10.   Having an end or limit; - opp. to INFINITE.
  11.   Bounded; having limits.
  12.   Having bounds or limits; opposed to infinite; limited; bounded.
  13.   Having limits.
  14.   Having an end; limited.

Antonyms for finite:

dateless, unrestricted, bumper, sempiternal, great, goodly, bulky, immeasurable, catholic, oversize, king-size, bottomless, jumbo, ubiquitous, considerable, unspecialized, universal, inclusive, hefty, unlimited, unnumbered, illimitable, innumerous, expanded, unfathomable, countless, voluminous, global, endless, largish, vague, copious, major, profound, limitless, unconfined, omnipresent, escalated, general-purpose, plentiful, all-around, fathomless, substantial, sizable, unbounded, undefinable, non-finite, vast, whole, respectable, indeterminate, innumerable, measureless, untold, boundless, abysmal, unreserved, uncounted, sweeping, infinite, inexhaustible, plenitudinous, enlarged, large, uncountable, general, numberless, incalculable, indefinite, comprehensive, unqualified, broad, extensive, deep, nebulous, unmeasured, myriad, inestimable, cosmopolitan, grandiose, unconditioned, horizonless, whacking, all-purpose, expansive, wall-to-wall, Dimensionless, undefined, handsome, ample, big, epic, hulking, super.


Quotes for finite:

  1. The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall, a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite. – Hans Urs von Balthasar
  2. 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
  3. Finite to fail, but infinite to venture. – Emily Dickinson
  4. A finite world can support only a finite population; therefore, population growth must eventually equal zero. – Garrett Hardin
  5. 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
  6. Ask what Time is, it is nothing else but something of eternal duration become finite measurable and transitory. – William Law
  7. Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there's always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills. – Benoit Mandelbrot
  8. 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
  9. Wealth, in terms of dollars and so forth, could be counted up, because dollars were finite It doesn't make any difference how many dollars you have -at a certain point you only have dollars. You start with finite you end with finite – Michael Nesmith
  10. No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point. – Jean-Paul Sartre
  11. 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
  12. Our minds are finite and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude. – Alfred North Whitehead
  13. And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God's loving wisdom become actualities- interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm. – Rowan D. Williams

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. 5. Can the subject of a finite verb be in any other case than the nominative? ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. What belongs to a religion above the laws of time and space, above the finite is supernatural. ” – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  4. What you want is a philosophy that will not only exercise your powers of intellectual abstraction, but that will make some positive connexion with this actual world of finite human lives. ” – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  5. Mind is finite in so far as, though it no longer has an object, it has a mode in its knowledge; i. ” – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  6. The arsenic produces certain physiological changes, which take a finite time before they end in death. ” –  by
  7. And if " a simple sentence is that which has but one nominative and one finite verb," and " a compound sentence is made up of two or more simple sentences," it follows, since " all sentences are either simple or compound," that, in no sentence, can there be " either several nominatives applied to the same verb, or several verbs applied to the same nominative." ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  8. “ I do not mean that the conquest is an easy one, because our perceptions are so narrow and so finite that when the sweet sound or the delicate light passes out of our horizon, it is hard to feel that it is not dead. ” – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  9. The Environment of the Spiritual world is outside the influence of these " mechanical actions," which sooner or later interrupt the processes going on in all finite organisms. ” – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  10. Plainly some of the points at a very great distance are at a finite distance, for the same author mentions that Neumann's sphere for representing the positions of points on a plane has the advantage ... ” –  by
  11. “ 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)
  12. 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
  13. Then, in spite of the fact that we see a finite extent of the motion at one instant, the extent which we see at one instant is different from that which we see at another. ” – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  14. The universe was finite – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  15. It may still be maintained that sublimity in all cases, and even when we have no idea of infinity before us, does represent the inadequacy of all finite forms to express the infinite. ” – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  16. 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
  17. The man who makes terms with his conscience is essentially non- religious; the religious man knows that it will profit him nothing if he gain all this finite world and lose his stake in the infinite and eternal. ” – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
  18. 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
  19. Some of those changes he could refer to finite minds, his own and others. ” – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  20. 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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