non-finite

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
—opposite finite

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