Definition of non-finite in English:



  • 1Not finite.

    1. 1.1Grammar (of a verb form) not limited by tense, person, or number.
      • ‘An ungrounded clause corresponds to the traditional category of non-finite clause.’
      • ‘I've studied languages that use relative pronouns freely in analogous non-finite clauses.’
      • ‘As I have demonstrated in detail in Huang, there is no distinction between finite and non-finite clauses in this language.’
      • ‘Another 4 are in non-finite clauses or are post-verbal uses.’
      • ‘By definition, non-finite verb phrases do not have tense marking.’