### finite

a form of a verb that can occur as the head of a sentence. In Sam wants to leave, wants is finite, leave is non-finite.

(Finite / non finite) This word applies only to certain verbs. A verb in a sentence can exist on its own as in these examples: 'It's good to exercise' or 'I enjoy exercising'. In each of these sentences, the form of the verb is termed non-finite. Alternatively - and every complete grammatical sentence has one at least by definition - the verb can ...

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*adj]* - (grammar) of verbs 2. [adj] - bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

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• (a.) Having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded; -- opposed to infinite; as, finite number; finite existence; a finite being; a finite mind; finite duration.

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*adjective* bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

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*(grammar)* In grammar, a verb that has a subject by which it is limited by tense, number, and person; for example

*is* is singular, and

*worked* is past tense. The infinitive forms (

*to be*,

*to work*) and participles and g...

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**Fi'nite** * adjective* [ Latin

* finitus* , past participle of

* finire* . See

__ Finish__ , and confer

__ Fine__ ,

* adjective* ] Having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded; -- opposed to

* infinite* ; as,

* finite* number;

* finite* ex...

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A verb that is inflected by the subject.

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bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent

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For the notion of finiteness as applied to classes and cardinal numbers, see the article cardinal number. An ordered class (see order) which is finite is called a finite sequence or finite series. In mathematical analysis, any fixed real number (or complex number) is called finite, in distinction from 'infinity' (the latter term usually occurs, ho....

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is used to describe substances that are found in limited amounts e.g. oil

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Limited in extent or scope. In mathematics, a finite set is such that the number of elements it contains can be described by a natural number. For instance, the set of integers between -18 and 5 is finite, because it has a natural number (17) of elements. The set of all prime numbers, on the other h...

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