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:

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

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

    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 (1623–1662)