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I am documenting some code and I need a word (adjective, preferably ending with "y") that means "characterized by a defined ending."

Here is how I will be using it in a sentence: "Unlike active scripts, passive scripts are capable of being started and stopped multiple times due to the simplicity, brevity, and [word I'm looking for] of their tasks."

I asked my friend and he suggested the word precursory, but I find that the meaning of that word is a bit too far from what I'm looking for.

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    precursory has a different sense and purpose. – Kris Apr 11 '14 at 5:15
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    Do you mean they are characterized by a definite outcome, or a certainty of their termination? Defined ending in/of what? – Kris Apr 11 '14 at 5:18
  • You asked for an adjective but it should be a noun instead of an adjective in your example sentence. – ermanen Apr 11 '14 at 5:26
  • @Kris What I mean is that the task has a defined point, state, or condition which marks the completion of the task. – Martin Tuskevicius Apr 11 '14 at 14:35
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Consider terminability

the quality or state of being terminable*

*terminable: able to be ended, capable of being terminated


finitude might fit also

The quality or condition of being finite.

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Deterministic/Pre-determined/Pre-ordained- All seem to fit your bill.

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predictability seems to have that connotation that the outcome is defined.

Maybe consider specificity, regularity, consistency, particularity, reliability?

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