finite finite  /ˈfaɪ ˌnaɪt/


  1. (adj) bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
  2. (adj) of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person



  1. At the moment, the something worshiped is science, and the something finite is quasar OH471, the blaze marking the edge of the universe.
  2. To learn how to better empathize with baffled freshmen, an art-history scholar might sit through a painfully unfamiliar class on finite math.
  3. It's possible, barely, to reduce the novel to a finite plot description.


  1. Wesley Mancini leaves gay advocacy to next generation

    The famed fabric designer will shutter his foundation June 30 by Joanne Spataro Veteran textile designer Wesley Mancini began to see the world differently when he turned 60 this past Christmas Day. He says his time here seems more finite now.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Charlotte

  2. The official #Panquake predictions

    Matt Ufford : Most eating competitions are a sprint -- Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is just 10 minutes -- because the human stomach is a finite space. Extending that time constraint from sprint to ultramarathon changes the game from one of eating for to one of digestion.
    on June 11, 2013     Source:

  3. Intergraph(R) Webinar on June 19th to Demonstrate CAESAR II(R) and PV Elite(R) for Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

    Intergraph and Paulin Research Group will host a webinar on June 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CT that will discuss how finite element analysis can improve the accuracy of CAESAR II for pipe stress and PV Elite ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I don't think it's going much lower, and it could go higher," McCain said on NBC's "Today Show." "I don't think so, not when you've got a finite supply, basically, and a cartel controlling it."
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: John McCain Source: amNewYork

  2. "We will ensure that spending that puts us into deficit is temporary, is for finite purposes, so that we will not be into a permanent deficit," Flaherty told a televised news conference in Toronto.
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Jim Flaherty Source: Reuters India

  3. "No matter how much we improve our regulation of the industry, drilling for oil these days entails greater risk," Obama said. "After all, oil is a finite resource. We consume more than 20 percent of the world's oil, but have less than 2...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source:

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