non-finite
non-finite on-finite adj. (Grammar) Infinitive, uninflected; -- of verbs. Opposite of {finite}.

Syn: infinite. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • non-finite — adj technical a non finite verb does not show a particular tense or subject, and is either the ↑infinitive or the ↑participle form of the verb, for example go in the sentence Do you want to go home? ≠ ↑finite …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • non-finite — adjective LINGUISTICS a non finite verb is either a participle or an infinitive and so does not show a particular tense …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Non finite — (лат.) неопределенность, беспредельность …   Философская энциклопедия

  • non-finite — adjective of verbs; having neither person nor number nor mood (as a participle or gerund or infinitive) infinite verb form • Syn: ↑infinite • Ant: ↑finite (for: ↑infinite) • Topics: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • non-finite — ADJ: usu ADJ n A non finite clause is a clause which is based on an infinitive or a participle and has no tense. Compare finite. (in AM usually use, and in BRIT sometimes use nonfinite) …   English dictionary

  • non-finite — adjective 1 a non finite verb is not marked to show a particular sense or subject, and is either the infinitive or the participle form of the verb, for example go in the sentence Do you want to go home? 2 not having an end or limit; infinite… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • non-finite — adj. Non finite is used with these nouns: ↑clause …   Collocations dictionary

  • non-finite — UK / US adjective linguistics a non finite verb is either a participle or an infinitive and so does not show a particular tense …   English dictionary

  • non-finite — /nɒn ˈfaɪnaɪt/ (say non fuynuyt) adjective not finite. –non finitely, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • non-finite — adjective 1》 not limited in size or extent. 2》 Grammar (of a verb form) not limited by tense, person, or number …   English new terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”