Finite Definition

Having measurable or definable limits; not infinite.
Webster's New World
Having bounds; limited.
A finite list of choices; our finite fossil fuel reserves.
American Heritage
Existing, persisting, or enduring for a limited time only; impermanent.
American Heritage
Capable of being reached, completed, or surpassed by counting.
Webster's New World
Neither infinite nor infinitesimal.
Webster's New World
Anything that has measurable limits; finite thing.
Webster's New World

Origin of Finite

  • Middle English finit from Latin fīnītus past participle of fīnīre to limit from fīnis end

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin fīnītus, perfect passive participle of fīniō (“I finish; I terminate”), from fīnis (“boundary”).

    From Wiktionary

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