finite: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fī'nīt), [key]
— adj.
  1. having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable.
    1. (of a set of elements) capable of being completely counted.
    2. not infinite or infinitesimal.
    3. not zero.
  2. subject to limitations or conditions, as of space, time, circumstances, or the laws of nature: man's finite existence on earth.
  1. something that is finite.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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