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finite

adjective uk   us   /ˈfaɪ.naɪt/

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."
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