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":
... 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 ... 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 ... and gives an important infinite family PSL(n, q) of finite simple groups ...
... Gerundive is a term applied to particular verb forms, usually non-finite, occurring in certain languages ... Latin gerundive is similar in form to the gerund, which is a different non-finite verb form, serving as a verbal noun ... languages, where it can denote verbal adjectives, verbal adverbs, or certain finite verb forms ...
... 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 ... naturally when generalizing structures on finite sets to infinite sets, particularly on infinite products, as in the product topology or direct sum ...
... 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-Nicholson method ... to be a simplified application of the explicit finite difference method ...
... 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 ... Finally, is said to have M-finite thickness if it satisfies both the MEF and MFF conditions ...
Famous quotes containing the word finite:
“We know then the existence and nature of the finite, because we also are finite and have extension. We know the existence of the infinite and are ignorant of its nature, because it has extension like us, but not limits like us. But we know neither the existence nor the nature of God, because he has neither extension nor limits.”
—Blaise Pascal (16231662)
“All finite things reveal infinitude:”
—Theodore Roethke (19081963)
“Any language is necessarily a finite system applied with different degrees of creativity to an infinite variety of situations, and most of the words and phrases we use are prefabricated in the sense that we dont coin new ones every time we speak.”
—David Lodge (b. 1935)