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 for finite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Finite \Fi"nite\, a. [L. finitus, p. p. of finire. See Finish,
     and cf. Fine, a.]
     Having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity;
     bounded; -- opposed to infinite; as, finite number; finite
     existence; a finite being; a finite mind; finite duration.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  finite
      adj 1: bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal
             extent [ant: infinite]
      2: of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in
         time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and
         person [ant: infinite, non-finite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  85 Moby Thesaurus words for "finite":
     Adamite, Adamitic, algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot,
     anthropocentric, anthropological, bound, bounded, cardinal,
     conditioned, confined, copyrighted, countable, cramped, decimal,
     definable, defined, definite, delimited, determinate, differential,
     digital, disciplined, earthy, even, exact, exponential, figural,
     figurate, figurative, fixed, fleshly, fractional, frail, hominal,
     homocentric, human, humanistic, imaginary, impair, impossible,
     infinite, integral, irrational, limited, logarithmic, logometric,
     man-centered, moderated, mortal, narrow, negative, numerable,
     numeral, numerary, numerative, numeric, odd, only human, ordinal,
     pair, patented, positive, possible, precise, prescribed, prime,
     proscribed, qualified, radical, rational, real, reciprocal,
     restricted, specific, strait, straitened, submultiple, surd,
     tellurian, terminable, transcendental, unangelic, weak
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  compact
  finite
  isolated
  
     1.  (Or "finite", "isolated") In domain theory, an
     element d of a cpo D is compact if and only if, for any
     chain S, a subset of D,
  
     	d <= lub S  =>  there exists s in S such that d <= s.
  
     I.e. you always reach d (or better) after a finite number of
     steps up the chain.
  
     ("<=" is written in LaTeX as \sqsubseteq).
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-01-13)
  
     2.  Of a design, describes the valuable property that
     it can all be apprehended at once in one's head.  This
     generally means the thing created from the design can be used
     with greater facility and fewer errors than an equivalent tool
     that is not compact.  Compactness does not imply triviality or
     lack of power; for example, C is compact and Fortran is
     not, but C is more powerful than Fortran.  Designs become
     non-compact through accreting features and cruft that
     don't merge cleanly into the overall design scheme (thus, some
     fans of Classic C maintain that ANSI C is no longer
     compact).
  
     (2008-10-13)
  

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