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FINITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does finite mean? 

FINITE (adjective)
  The adjective FINITE has 2 senses:

1. bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
2. of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person

  Familiarity information: FINITE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FINITE (adjective)


Sense 1finite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

Similar:

bounded; delimited (having the limits or boundaries established)

exhaustible (capable of being used up; capable of being exhausted)

impermanent (existing or enduring for a limited time only)

limited (not unlimited)

Also:

mortal (subject to death)

Antonym:

infinite (having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude)


Sense 2finite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person

Similar:

tensed (having inflections to indicate tense)

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Antonym:

infinite (of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive))


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