Definition of 'finite'
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Originals - of which there are only a finite number - are sure to rise in price. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Too much capital is chasing a finite number of opportunities. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This noise was entirely the result of the fact that real genetic populations were finite in size. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)The core problem with working longer hours is that time is a finite resource. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Does it have to be a finite number? Times, Sunday Times (2008)And there is a finite limit to size. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)She had already written in blog posts from her boat about coping with finite resources. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there is a finite number of big clubs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Financial organisms are in competition with one another for finite resources. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But you could also be forgiven for consciously diverting some of your finite resources into an area where you can compete. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The structure of the English finite verb phrase is really rather beautiful. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)We have an infinite number of choices ahead, but a finite number of endings. Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)Mining is finished, the farmers live on handouts and there is a finite number of fishermen. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When there is high demand for finite resources, there is always potential for conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is again the virtue of a finite resource: familiarity breeding content. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In a world of finite resources, we are all the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The court sought to stretch modest finite resources so far as possible to meet the parties' needs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is actually more like gold than money, because it has been designed as a finite resource. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The electric car industry has a vested interest in making this work because there will be more cars using electricity from a finite number of power supplies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also places pressure on the military, which has a finite number of positions and needs a sufficient force of fit soldiers to deploy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Houses, being more or less finite in number, kept their real value. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'finite'
British English: finite ADJECTIVE
Something that is finite has a definite fixed size or extent.
...a finite set of elements.
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