[ non-fahy-nahyt ]
/ nɒnˈfaɪ naɪt /
a clause with a nonfinite verb or with no verb, as the hour being late in The hour being late, we left.
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Origin of nonfinite clause
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby nonfinite clause
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