from The Century Dictionary.

  • In mathematics, distinguished by a finite ordinal.


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  • I could see him creating the word finitesimal, which would use "finite" suggesting the differences have a definite end.

    Obama says differences with Clinton 'infinitesimal' 2008

  • I was lately afflicted with a sort of nondescript atrophy, a stagnation of the fluids, a congestion of the small blood-vessels, and a spasmodic contraction of the finitesimal nerves, that threatened very serious consequences.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard 1820


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