A finite system


I am translating the book Earth Grids The Secret Patterns of Gaia's Sacred Sites and have problems with the underlined part of the following paragraph.

A finite system such as a sphere can best be matched by Platonic and Archimedian solids and Fuller chose the cubeoctahedron and icosahedron for his two projections (this page and opposite respectively). Multiple rotations of the Icosahedron result in the maximum unitary sub-division of a one-radius-system resulting in 15 great circles and 120 right spherical triangles. (Page 11, Earth Grids The Secret Patterns of Gaia's Sacred Sites)

Could anyone please help me out? Thanks!
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    What don't you understand? You know the opposite words "finite" and "infinite", yes?

    The surface oif a sphere is not infinite in size. It is finite. Here "system" is a vague word, like "thing".
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