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## fi·nite

(fī′nīt′)*adj.*

**1.**

**a.**Having bounds; limited: a finite list of choices; our finite fossil fuel reserves.

**b.**Existing, persisting, or enduring for a limited time only; impermanent.

**2.**

*Mathematics*

**a.**Being neither infinite nor infinitesimal.

**b.**Having a positive or negative numerical value; not zero.

**c.**Possible to reach or exceed by counting. Used of a number.

**d.**Having a limited number of elements. Used of a set.

**3.**

*Grammar*Of or relating to any of the forms of a verb that can occur on their own in a main clause and that can formally express distinctions in person, number, tense, mood, and voice, often by means of conjugation, as the verb

*sees*in

*She sees the sign.*

*n.*

A finite thing.

[Middle English finit, from Latin fīnītus, past participle of fīnīre,

*to limit*, from fīnis,*end*.]**fi′nite′ly**

*adv.*

**fi′nite′ness**

*n.*

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## finite

(ˈfaɪnaɪt)*adj*

**1.**(Mathematics) bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent: a finite difference.

**2.**(Mathematics)

*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

^{4}

**3.**

**a.**limited or restricted in nature: human existence is finite.

**b.**(

*as noun*): the finite.

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

[C15: from Latin

*fīnītus*limited, from*fīnīre*to limit, end]**ˈfinitely**

*adv*

**ˈfiniteness**

*n*

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## fi•nite

(ˈfaɪ naɪt)*adj.*

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

**2.**

**a.**(of a set of mathematical 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.

**4.**

**a.**(of a verb form) distinguishing person, number, and tense, as well as mood or aspect, as

*opens*in She opens the window.

**b.**(of a clause) containing a finite verb.

*n.*

**5.**something that is finite.

[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin

*fīnītus,*past participle of*fīnīre*to stop, limit. See fine^{1}, -ite^{2}]**fi′nite•ly,**

*adv.*

**fi′nite•ness,**

*n.*

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## fi·nite

(fī′nīt′) Having a bound or limit; not infinite or unbounded: a finite sum; a finite line segment.

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Adj. | 1. | finite - bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extentmortal - subject to death; "mortal beings" infinite - having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude; "the infinite ingenuity of man"; "infinite wealth" |

2. | finite - of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and persongrammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics) non-finite, infinite - of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive); "infinite verb form" |

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## finite

*adjective*limited, bounded, restricted, demarcated, conditioned, circumscribed, delimited, terminable,

**subject to limitations**a finite set of elements

endless, eternal, infinite, perpetual, limitless, interminable, boundless, everlasting, immeasurable, unbounded

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Translations

**لَه فاعِل**

**مَحْدود**

**konečný**

**omezený**

**určitý**

**begrænset**

**finit**

**lõplik**

**äärellinen**

**päättyvä**

**ragozott**

**véges**

**í persónuhætti**

**takmarkaîur**

**asmenuojamasis**

**ribotas**

**darbības vārda finītā forma**

**ierobežots**

çekimli

**sınırlı**## finite

[ˈfaɪnaɪt]**A.**

*ADJ*

**1.**(=

*limited*) (

*of distance*) → finito; [

*resources*] → limitado

is the universe finite? → ¿el universo es finito?

to make the best use of finite resources → hacer el mejor uso posible de recursos limitados

we have only a finite amount of money to invest → sólo disponemos de una cantidad limitada de dinero para invertir

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## finite

*adj*

(= limited)

*set, amount, time, resources*→ begrenzt;*universe*→ endlich; a**finite**number → eine begrenzte Zahl; (Math) → eine endliche Zahl; coal and oil are**finite**resources → Kohle und Öl sind nicht erneuerbare Ressourcen; there is a**finite**limit to the weight a human can lift → ein Mensch kann höchstens ein bestimmtes Gewicht heben(Rel, Philos)

*being, world*→ endlich(Gram)

*verb, clause*→ finitCollins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

## finite

[ˈfaɪnaɪt]*adj*

**a.**(

*limited*) → limitato/a

**b.**(

*Gram*) (

*verb*) → finito/a

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## finite

(ˈfainait)*adjective*

**1.**having an end or limit. Human knowledge is finite, divine knowledge infinite.

**2.**(of a verb) having a subject. He

__speaks__; I

__ran__; She

__fell__.

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## finite

*a.*finito-a, que tiene límites.

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