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 (fĭn′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′, fī′nĭ-)
The quality or condition of being finite.


formal the quality or state of being finite or limited


(ˈfɪn ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈfaɪ nɪ-)

a finite state or quality.
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Noun1.finitude - the quality of being finite
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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Nature, the past, the unconscious, the moral law speak to man of his finitude and his being conditioned by that which nonetheless escapes his awareness and remains undetermined and unconditioned.
His topics include the foundational dogma of geometry, sophisticated methodological holism, infinity and nature, the counterweight of finitude, the beauty of symmetry, symmetry and culture, the familiarity of three-dimensionality, the difference of higher-dimensionality, and eight theses on the unfinished work of geometry.
Desta forma, a manifestacao da finitude humana no espaco televisivo oferece uma riqueza de possibilidades para investigacoes academicas.
Should we accept human finitude and accordingly seek ways of enhancing quality in life's last phase, or should we continually seek to prolong life?
We argue that human finitude is the root cause of the existence of such organizations.
In his struggle with the limitations of finitude (181) the poet initially asserts an individualist and self-centred energy: "the dreamer that remains .
A tensão não é algo a ser eliminado em nome de uma ou outra posição, mas um aceno constante para que o homem não esqueça sua finitude, sua humanidade.
of the sharing of finitude will follow in the next two sections of the
There are problems of human finitude and vulnerability that can never be resolved by justice alone.
Finitude in this sense does not designate something "negative" however; it is precisely in the confrontation with the limits of our knowledge that the possibilities of creative transformation lie.
Its surrealist progenitor artist, Rene Magritte, combined with the finitude we all contend with--the thin line which is our brief present on this planet--all combine to have immense weight.
Epistles in theoretical philosophy such as First Philosophy as well as On the Finitude of the Universe are in fact a case in point.