Meaning of FINITE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ faɪnaɪt ]


Something that is finite has a definite fixed size or extent. ( FORMAL )

Only a finite number of situations can arise...

The fossil fuels (coal and oil) are finite resources.

≠ infinite



A finite clause is a clause based on a verb group which indicates tense, such as ‘went’, ‘is waiting’, or ‘will be found’, rather than on an infinitive or a participle. Compare non-finite .

ADJ : usu ADJ n

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