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":
... 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 ... Finally, is said to have M-finite thickness if it satisfies both the MEF and MFF conditions ...
... Gerundive is a term applied to particular verb forms, usually non-finite, occurring in certain languages ... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ... 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 ...
... 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 ... model can be shown to be a simplified application of the explicit finite difference method ...
Famous quotes containing the word finite:
“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 mans 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 (18831917)
“All finite things reveal infinitude:”
—Theodore Roethke (19081963)
“Are not all finite beings better pleased with motions relative than absolute?”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)