finite quantity

finite quantity

[¦fī‚nīt ′kwän·əd·ē]
(mathematics)
Any bounded quantity.
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(1) Even though one would think that there must be a finite quantity of material which will one day cause the rate of discovery to abate, this, at least at the moment, shows no sign of happening.
The result has been an infinite (figuratively speaking) quantity of items vying for a finite quantity of shelf space, display cases, and floor space (notwithstanding that the average grocery now carries tens-of-thousands of different items).
Where there is a finite quantity of air, Molecular Products' leading-edge technologies will sustain human life independently, or collectively, to maintain a breathable environment.
However, if we assume the stability of the system, as Newton does, it is obvious that adding a finite quantity of mass to either infinite side will not destroy the equilibrium, since a finite quantity added to an infinite one will not alter the latter, and so it will make no difference in the balance between the two infinite hemispheres of the universe.
In the protocol's design, bitcoins have a capped total of 21,000, just as gold exists in a finite quantity underground.
It was the kind of moment that reminds you that life, and holiday weekends, are of a finite quantity. And rather than spend my long Independence Day weekend doing important sofa and Seamless work by myself, I should call a friend, get my butt off the couch, and do something elevating for a change.
The total number of terrorist groups and their potential resources is never a finite quantity. The United States has no shortage of enemies around the globe.
"There is absolutely a way to do it again, and in the long run, those regions would be much healthier financially and economically to be less dependent on one product, especially a product of finite quantity in the ground, than to continue to eat, live and breathe coal.''
Uranium ore is a finite quantity on our planet, and has become more difficult to find in mineable quantities, so like oil and gas the price has tended to rise.