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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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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.
Characters constitute one of the main tools of the representation theory of finite groups over the complex field, say Berkovich, Kazarin, and Zamud', and in this two-volume work, the seek to place character theory and its applications to finite groups within the reach of people with a comparatively modest mathematical background, that is the usual algebra course with some added knowledge of finite groups.
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Different from Lyapunov stability, finite-time stability means that the system is Lyapunov stable and its trajectories tend to zero in a finite time.