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Wednesday, July 21

Finitude

[FIN-ə-tood]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 1640s

1.

The state of having limits or bounds.

Examples of Finitude in a sentence

"The fussy toddler’s mother was quickly reaching the finitude of her patience."

"There is a finitude of fresh produce at the convenience store."

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About Finitude

This word originated from the Latin “finis,” meaning “end” + “-dō,” meaning to “signify a noun of state.”

Did you Know?

Finitude is a popular topic across many areas of academia, including philosophy, psychology, art, and economics. There’s an intellectual struggle between what’s a known or acceptable entity in the human experience at a given time (the finitude) versus what’s possible if the human brain can imagine it.

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