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finite

fi·nite

finite

 
pronunciation:
faI naIt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: limited in number, quantity, or duration; capable of being measured. (Cf. infinite.)
An hour has a finite number of minutes.
antonyms:
infinite
definition 2: bound by or subject to constraints or limits, as of time, space, or circumstance.
Under the circumstances, our options are finite.There is a finite amount of space in your closet, so you need to throw some things out.
antonyms:
infinite, unlimited
 
part of speech: noun
definition: that which is finite.
antonyms:
infinite
derivations: finitely (adv.), finiteness (n.)
Word Parts
The word finite contains the following parts:
fin Latin root that means end, limit
-ite1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means in a state or condition (produced by the action denoted by the verb base)
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The suffix -ite1 attaches to Latin roots, as most English adjectives ending in -ite1 are loanwords from Latin, specifically from past participles of verbs formed with the suffix -itus.