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for finiteFrom 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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