finite - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    formal existing only in limited numbers or amounts, or continuing only for a limited time or distance

    The world’s finite resources must be used wisely.

  2. 2
    linguistics a finite clause has a verb that shows a particular tense and agrees with the subject in number. For example ‘she plays the guitar’ is a finite clause. The verbplaysindicates present tense and a singular subject.
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