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English definition of “finite”


adjective (GRAMMAR)    /ˈfaɪ.naɪt/ specialized
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 ."Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs infinitiveGrammar:Finite and non-finite verbsFinite verb forms show tense, person and number (I go, she goes, we went, etc.):
(Definition of finite adjective (GRAMMAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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