Meaning of FINITE in English

FINITE

/ ˈfaɪnaɪt; NAmE / adjective

1.

having a definite limit or fixed size :

a finite number of possibilities

The world's resources are finite.

OPP infinite

2.

( grammar ) a finite verb form or clause shows a particular tense, person and number :

'Am', 'is', 'are', 'was' and 'were' are the finite forms of 'be'; 'being', and 'been' are the non-finite forms.

OPP non-finite

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Latin finitus finished, past participle of finire , from finis end.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.