Meaning of FINITE in English

— finitely , adv. — finiteness , n.

/fuy"nuyt/ , adj.

1. having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable.

2. Math.

a. (of a set of elements) capable of being completely counted.

b. not infinite or infinitesimal.

c. not zero.

3. subject to limitations or conditions, as of space, time, circumstances, or the laws of nature: man's finite existence on earth.


4. something that is finite.

[ 1375-1425; late ME finitus, ptp. of finire to stop, limit. See FINE 1 , -ITE 2 ]

Syn. 1. bounded, limited, circumscribed, restricted.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .