# Finitude vs Limit - What's the difference?

finitude | limit |

## As nouns the difference between

is that

The state or characteristic of being finite; limitedness.
A restriction; a bound beyond which one may not go.
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(mathematics) A value to which a sequence converges. Equivalently, the common value of the upper limit and the lower limit of a sequence: if the upper and lower limits are different, then the sequence has no limit (i.e., does not converge).
(mathematics) Any of several abstractions of this concept of limit.
(category theory) Given diagram
(poker) Short for fixed limit.
The final, utmost, or furthest point; the border or edge.
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(obsolete) The space or thing defined by limits.
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(obsolete) That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.
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(obsolete) A restriction; a check or curb; a hindrance.
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(logic, metaphysics) A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic.
(poker) Being a fixed limit game.
To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound.
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(mathematics) To have a limit in a particular set.
(obsolete) To beg, or to exercise functions, within a certain limited region.

## As nouns the difference between **finitude** and **limit**

is that **finitude**is the state or characteristic of being finite; limitedness while

**limit**is limit (

*restriction*).

# finitude

## English

### Noun

(*-*)

#### Usage notes

**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”.

#### Synonyms

* finiteness, finity, limitedness#### Antonyms

* infiniteness, infinitude, infinity, limitlessness, unlimitedness### Quotations

* (*English Citations of "finitude"*)

### References

*# limit

## English

### Etymology 1

From (*etyl*), from (

*etyl*), from (

*etyl*) .

#### Noun

(*en noun*)

*There are several existing***limits**to executive power.

*Two drinks is my***limit**tonight.

**1839**, (

*Charles Dickens*),

*Nicholas Nickleby*, chapter 21:

*It is the conductor which communicates to the inhabitants of regions beyond its***limit**,

**1922**, ,

*Ulysses*, episode 17:

*Ever he would wander, selfcompelled, to the extreme***limit**of his cometary orbit, beyond the fixed stars and variable suns and telescopic planets, astronomical waifs and strays, to the extreme boundary of space,

**2012**March 6, Dan McCrum, Nicole Bullock and Guy Chazan,

*Financial Times*,

“Utility buyout loses power in shale gas revolution”:

*At the time, there seemed to be no***limit**to the size of ever-larger private equity deals, with banks falling over each other to arrange financing on generous terms and to invest money from their own private equity arms.

*The sequence of reciprocals has zero as its limit.*

*Category theory defines a very general concept of limit.*

*F'' : ''J'' → ''C'', a cone (''L'', ''φ'') from ''L'' ∈ Ob(''C'') to ''F'' is the ''limit'' of ''F'' if it has the universal property that for any other cone (''N'', ''ψ'') from ''N'' ∈ Ob(''C'') to ''F'' there is a unique morphism ''u'' : ''N'' → ''L'' such that for all ''X'' ∈ Ob(''J*), $\backslash phi\_X\; \backslash circ\; u\; =\; \backslash psi\_X$.

*the***limit**of a walk, of a town, or of a country

*As eager of the chase, the maid / Beyond the forest's verdant***limits**strayed.

*The archdeacon hath divided it / Into three***limits**very equally.

*the dateless***limit**of thy dear exile

*The***limit**of your lives is out.

*I prithee, give no***limits**to my tongue.

##### Synonyms

* (*restriction*) bound, boundary, limitation, restriction

##### Derived terms

* age limit * central limit theorem * city limits * elastic limit * in the limit * limit down * limit up * limitation * limitless * lower limit * outer limit * the sky is the limit * to the limit * time limit * unlimited * upper limit##### Descendants

* German: (*l*)

#### See also

* bound * function#### Adjective

(*-*)

### Etymology 2

From (*etyl*) ; see noun.

#### Verb

(*en verb*)

*[The Chinese government] has jailed environmental activists and is planning to***limit**the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.

##### Synonyms

* (*restrict*) cap; restrict; withstrain