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EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīnītus, perfect passive participle of fīniō (I finish; I terminate), from fīnis (boundary).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaɪnaɪt/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

finite (comparative more finite, superlative most finite)

  1. Having an end or limit; (of a quantity) constrained by bounds; (of a set) whose number of elements is a natural number.
  2. (grammar, as opposed to infinite) limited by person or number. [from 19th c.]
    The "goes" in "he goes" is a finite form of a verb

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EsperantoEdit

AdverbEdit

finite

  1. past adverbial passive participle of fini

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ParticipleEdit

finite

  1. past participle of finir

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LatinEdit

AdverbEdit

fīnīte (not comparable)

  1. To a certain extent, within limits; limited.
  2. Definitely, specifically.

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ReferencesEdit

  • finite in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers