Definition of finite
- a finite number of possibilities
- finite beings
- the finite velocity of light
- a finite set
- finite verbs such as "is" and "are"
a finite number of possibilities
the earth's finite supply of natural resources
the finite human life span
a finite verb such as “is” or “are”
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: having limits : having a limited nature
grammar : of or relating to a verb form that shows action that takes place at a particular time (such as the past)
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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