Meaning of FINITE in English

FINITE

fi ‧ nite AC /ˈfaɪnaɪt/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: adjective : ↑ finite ≠ ↑ infinite ]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: finitus , past participle of finire ; ⇨ ↑ finish 1 ]

1 . having an end or a limit OPP infinite :

the Earth’s finite resources

2 . technical a finite verb form shows a particular time. ‘Am’, ‘was’, and ‘are’ are examples of finite verb forms, but ‘being’ and ‘been’ are not OPP non-finite

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.