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finitude

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EtymologyEdit

From finite +‎ -itude, from Latin fīnītus + -dō (signifying a noun of state).

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  • (file)

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finitude (uncountable)

  1. The state or characteristic of being finite; limitedness.

Usage notesEdit

Finitude is rather formal and used in philosophy, while finiteness is used in mathematics; however, infinitude is used in mathematics more than infiniteness. Less formal is to reword to use limited: “(the fact that) life is limited” rather than “the finitude of life”.

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