Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The mode or quality of being finite, in any sense; a finite state or condition; limited quality or character as regards extent, duration, power, etc.: as, the finiteness of our natural powers; the finiteness of a number.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being finite.

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  • noun The state or quality of being finite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being finite

Etymologies

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finite +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Beauty, says Schiller, proves "the compatibility of both natures ... the practicability of the infinite in finiteness, and consequently the possibility of a sublime humanity" (Letters, 123).

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  • This "finiteness" of being falsified not only out notions being but also of Dasein.

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  • This "finiteness" of being falsified not only out notions being but also of Dasein.

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  • Bonnay (2008) argues for a different criterion, invariance under potential isomorphism, which counts finite cardinality quantifiers and the notion of finiteness as logical, while excluding the higher cardinality quantifiers ” thus “[setting] the boundary between logic and mathematics somewhere between arithmetic and set theory”

    Logical Constants

  • His second point is the "finiteness" of the globe.

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  • It supplies important information about tense and 'finiteness'.

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  • It supplies important information about tense and 'finiteness'.

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  • So you are obliged to accept your burden, finiteness, and suffering and then connect to the people around you.

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  • So you are obliged to accept your burden, finiteness, and suffering and then connect to the people around you.

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  • Addressing our daily struggles with self-actualization, her work takes our finiteness as a given.

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