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nonfinite Syllabification: non·fi·nite
Pronunciation: /nänˈfīnīt/

Definition of nonfinite in English:


1Not finite.
1.1 Grammar (Of a verb form) not limited by tense, person, or number. Contrasted with finite.
Example sentences
  • By definition, non-finite verb phrases do not have tense marking.
  • I've studied languages that use relative pronouns freely in analogous non-finite clauses.
  • An ungrounded clause corresponds to the traditional category of non-finite clause.
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