Associations to the word «Finite»


FINITE, adjective. Having an end or limit; constrained by bounds.
FINITE, adjective. (grammar) (as opposed to infinite) limited by person or number. [from 19th c.]
FINITE CAPACITY PLANNING, noun. Used to describe planning for manufacturing facilities where the capacity of the machine or work centres is included in the planning of materials and labour. Infinite capacity planning does not consider work centre capacity.
FINITE DIFFERENCE, noun. A difference between the value of a function evaluated at a number, and the value of the same function evaluated at a different number, a fixed distance from the first.
FINITE ELEMENT, noun. (mathematics) Any of a finite number of discrete elements of a system, interconnected at discrete nodes, used to model a physical system
FINITE ELEMENTS, noun. Plural of finite element
FINITE GENERATOR, noun. A sequence generator which has a finite description of the internal generator state.
FINITE VERB, noun. (grammar) A verb inflected for person and tense that can stand on its own as a complete sentence.
FINITE VERBS, noun. Plural of finite verb

Dictionary definition

FINITE, adjective. Bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent.
FINITE, adjective. Of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats