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finite

1. bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
2. Maths logic having a number of elements that is a natural number; able to be counted using the natural numbers less than some natural number

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References in classic literature ?
1919, also the symposium, "Are Physical, Biological and Psychological Categories Irreducible?" in "Life and Finite Individuality," edited for the Aristotelian Society, with an Introduction.
But in health the mind is presently seen again,--its overarching vault, bright with galaxies of immutable lights, and the warm loves and fears that swept over us as clouds must lose their finite character and blend with God, to attain their own perfection.
Will he, draw out, For angers sake, finite to infinite In punisht man, to satisfie his rigour Satisfi'd never; that were to extend His Sentence beyond dust and Natures Law, By which all Causes else according still To the reception of thir matter act, Not to th' extent of thir own Spheare.
He is finite, though he is powerful to do much harm and suffers not as we do.
It was the fatal flaw of humanity which Nature, in one shape or another, stamps ineffaceably on all her productions, either to imply that they are temporary and finite, or that their perfection must be wrought by toil and pain.
I have no desire that the general public should ever have access to these pages; but it is possible that my friends may, and also certain savants who are interested; and to them, while I do not apologize for my philosophizing, I humbly explain that they are witnessing the groupings of a finite mind after the infinite, the search for explanations of the inexplicable.
Leave lacks any indication of the morphological dimensions usually associated with unmarked finites in English (though this is of course not necessarily true of the forms labelled "subjunctive" in other languages).
There are other non-finites that retain more of the properties associated with finites than the English subjunctives do.
The jump parameter [r.sub.t](t [greater than or equal to] 0) is a continuous- time discrete-state Markov stochastic process taking values on a finite set [LAMBDA] = {1, 2, ..., N} with transition rate matrix n = {[[PI].sub.ij]} given by
Abstract: This paper describes development of a displacement/pressure finite volume based method for modeling of compressible and incompressible linear elastic body problem.
The contributions of this paper lie in the following two aspects: (1) a new concept of finite-time stochastic boundedness is introduced, which generalizes the finite time stochastic stability in [14] to stochastic Ito systems with (x, u, v)-dependent noise and (2) a different quadratic function approach is introduced and its superiority to common quadratic function approach is shown.