finite (ˈfaɪnaɪt)  
—adj  
1.  bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent: a finite difference 
2.  maths, logic denumerable Compare infinite having a number of elements that is a natural number; able to be counted using the natural numbers less than some natural number 
3.  a. limited or restricted in nature: human existence is finite 
b. (as noun): the finite  
4.  denoting any form or occurrence of a verb inflected for grammatical features such as person, number, and tense 
[C15: from Latin fīnītus limited, from fīnīre to limit, end]  
'finitely  
—adv  
'finiteness  
—n 
finite (fī'nīt') Pronunciation Key
