# Finite

Finite is the opposite of infinite. It may refer to:

• A finite measurement (of time, length, area, etc.) — that is, a real number
• Finite set, whose cardinality (number of elements) is some natural number
• Finite verb, being inflected for person and for tense

### Other articles related to "finite":

Cofiniteness
... a cofinite subset of a set X is a subset A whose complement in X is a finite set ... If the complement is not finite, but it is countable, then one says the set is cocountable ... These arise naturally when generalizing structures on finite sets to infinite sets, particularly on infinite products, as in the product topology or direct sum ...
Gerundive
... Gerundive is a term applied to particular verb forms, usually non-finite, occurring in certain languages ... The Latin gerundive is similar in form to the gerund, which is a different non-finite verb form, serving as a verbal noun ... of some other languages, where it can denote verbal adjectives, verbal adverbs, or certain finite verb forms ...
Group Of Lie Type - Relations With Finite Simple Groups
... Finite groups of Lie type were among the first groups to be considered in mathematics, after cyclic, symmetric and alternating groups, with the projective special linear groups over prime finite fields, PSL(2 ... The systematic exploration of finite groups of Lie type started with Camille Jordan's theorem that the projective special linear group PSL(2, q) is simple for q ≠ 2, 3 ... an important infinite family PSL(n, q) of finite simple groups ...
Option (finance) - Model Implementation - Finite Difference Models
... Once expressed in this form, a finite difference model can be derived, and the valuation obtained ... A number of implementations of finite difference methods exist for option valuation, including explicit finite difference, implicit finite difference and the Crank-Nicholso ... model can be shown to be a simplified application of the explicit finite difference method ...
Finite Thickness
... In formal language theory, a class of languages has finite thickness if for every string s, there are only finitely many consistent languages in ... The related notion of M-finite thickness We say that satisfies the MEF-condition if for each string s and each consistent language L in the class, there is a minimal consistent language in, which is a ... Finally, is said to have M-finite thickness if it satisfies both the MEF and MFF conditions ...

### Famous quotes containing the word finite:

For it is only the finite that has wrought and suffered; the infinite lies stretched in smiling repose.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

Are not all finite beings better pleased with motions relative than absolute?
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

Sisters define their rivalry in terms of competition for the gold cup of parental love. It is never perceived as a cup which runneth over, rather a finite vessel from which the more one sister drinks, the less is left for the others.
Elizabeth Fishel (20th century)