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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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He said if school of thought allows one Banking service, other rejects; to overcome this phenomenon we would have to entrust powers to 'Global Sharia Finance Guidance Authority', to get rid of finitude, we have to follow the rule of 'coping others'.
The Kalam Cosmological Argument; Volume 1: Philosophical Arguments for the Finitude of the Past
Interpreters generally understand Heidegger's notion of finitude in one of two ways: (1) as our mortality--that, in the end, we are certain to die; or (2) the susceptibility of our self- and world-understanding to collapse--the fragility and vulnerability of human sense-making.
Death is an unavoidable episode in life's journey when we learn about finitude and our limited physical existence.
Characters in James Joyce's "The Dead" (1914) discover their finitude within the borders of the community but only in communication with larger society; protagonists in novels by Don DeLillo, J.
He opens up an inner space of empathy, of intimacy, displaying the finitude of every sentient body.
Tracking the passing of time in which reading unfolds, these novels position the book's so-called death in terms that refer as much to a simple description of its future vis--vis other media forms as to the sense of finitude these books share with and transmit to their readers.
Heidegger diz, em Conceitos fundamentais da Metafisica--mundo, finitude e solidao (2006), que o ser-ai e formador de mundo.
Consequently, "if the distortion here arises from a denial of finitude as one misplaces love upon ideals of invulnerability, certainty, and control, so the path beyond disengagement must also consist in a confrontation of human finitude through the remaking of love" (137).
In both issues that Aubrie has presented--the technological takeover and access disparity--she rightly emphasizes the more individualized accounts of discrete acts of humans becoming immortal through technologies; self-aware Beings that recognize their own finitude and using technology to understand and mitigate it.
Within the correlationist paradigm, contingency and discontinuity must be seen as deviations, temporary states that reflect the limitations of human finitude that must be resolved through the imaginative identification with the infinite.