Finiteness



[fahy-nahyt] /ˈfaɪ naɪt/

adjective
1.
having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable.
2.
Mathematics.

3.
subject to limitations or conditions, as of space, time, circumstances, or the laws of nature:
man’s finite existence on earth.
noun
4.
something that is finite.
/ˈfaɪnaɪt/
adjective
1.
bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent: a finite difference
2.
(maths, logic) having a number of elements that is a natural number; able to be counted using the natural numbers less than some natural number Compare denumerable, infinite (sense 4)
3.

4.
denoting any form or occurrence of a verb inflected for grammatical features such as person, number, and tense
adj.

early 15c., from Latin finitus, past participle of finire “to limit, set bounds, end,” from finis (see finish (v.)). Related: Finitely.
finite
(fī’nīt’)

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