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finite

adjective uk   /ˈfaɪ.naɪt/ us  

finite adjective (LIMITED)

C2 having a limit or end: The funds available for the health service are finite and we cannot afford to waste money. We only have a finite amount of time to complete this task - we can't continue indefinitely.

finite adjective (GRAMMAR)

specialized language in a form that shows the tense and subject of a verb, rather than the infinitive form or a participle: In the following sentence "go" is finite: "I often go to the cinema."
Translations of “finite”
in Spanish finito, conjugado…
in French fini, personnel…
in German begrenzt, Verbum finitum…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有限的, 有限制的, 有盡的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有限的, 有限制的, 有尽的…
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