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Definition of finite adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having a definite limit or fixed size a finite number of possibilities The world's resources are finite. opposite infinite
  2. 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. opposite nonfinite
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