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

Famous quotes containing the word finite:

    God is a being of transcendent and unlimited perfections: his nature therefore is incomprehensible to finite spirits.
    George Berkeley (1685–1753)

    Put shortly, these are the two views, then. One, that man is intrinsically good, spoilt by circumstance; and the other that he is intrinsically limited, but disciplined by order and tradition to something fairly decent. To the one party man’s nature is like a well, to the other like a bucket. The view which regards him like a well, a reservoir full of possibilities, I call the romantic; the one which regards him as a very finite and fixed creature, I call the classical.
    Thomas Ernest Hulme (1883–1917)

    All finite things reveal infinitude:
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)