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 [fahynahyt]
 /ˈfaɪ naɪt/
 /ˈfaɪ.naɪt/

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 [fahynahyt]
 /ˈfaɪ naɪt/
Definitions of finite word
 abbreviation Technical meaning of FINITE compact 3
 adjective finite having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable. 1
 adjective finite Mathematics. (of a set of elements) capable of being completely counted. not infinite or infinitesimal. not zero. 1
 adjective finite subject to limitations or conditions, as of space, time, circumstances, or the laws of nature: man's finite existence on earth. 1
 noun finite something that is finite. 1
 noun finite Having limits or bounds. 1
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Origin of finite
First appearance:
before 1375 One of the 22% oldest English words
13751425; late Middle English < Latin fīnītus, past participle of fīnīre to stop, limit. See fine1, ite2
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Parts of speech for Finite
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preposition
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finite popularity
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
finite usage trend in Literature
This diagram is provided by Google Ngram ViewerSynonyms for finite
adj finite
 limited — confined within limits; restricted or circumscribed: a limited space; limited resources.
 fixed — fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable; firmly implanted; stationary; rigid.
 definite — If something such as a decision or an arrangement is definite, it is firm and clear, and unlikely to be changed.
 restricted — confined; limited.
 bound — Bound is the past tense and past participle of bind.
adjective finite
 predetermined — to settle or decide in advance: He had predetermined his answer to the offer.
 set — to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table.
 predictable — able to be foretold or declared in advance: New technology allows predictable weather forecasting.
 exact — Not approximated in any way; precise.
Antonyms for finite
adj finite
 indefinite — not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited: an indefinite number.
 unlimited — not limited; unrestricted; unconfined: unlimited trade.
 infinite — immeasurably great: an infinite capacity for forgiveness.
 interminable — incapable of being terminated; unending: an interminable job.
 unrestricted — confined; limited.
adjective finite
 endless — Having or seeming to have no end or limit.
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