perfect


perfect
perfect [pʉr′fikt; ] for v. [ pər fekt′]
adj.
[ME perfit < OFr parfit < L perfectus, pp. of perficere, to finish < per-, through (see PER-) + facere, to make, DO1: mod. sp. is Latinized]
1. complete in all respects; without defect or omission; sound; flawless
2. in a condition of complete excellence, as in skill or quantity; faultless; most excellent; sometimes used comparatively [to create a more perfect union]
3. completely correct or accurate; exact; precise [a perfect copy]
4. without reserve or qualification; pure; utter; sheer; absolute [a perfect fool, perfect stranger]
5. designating a binding of books in which pages are glued to cloth or paper at the spine rather than having the signatures sewn together
6. Bot. MONOCLINOUS
7. Gram. expressing or showing a state or action completed at the time of speaking or at the time indicated: verbs have three perfect tenses: simple (or present) perfect, past perfect (or pluperfect), and future perfect
8. Music designating an interval of a unison, fourth, fifth, or octave
vt.
1. to bring to completion
2. to make perfect or more nearly perfect according to a given standard, as by training
n.
1. the perfect tense
2. a verb form in this tense
perfecter
n.
perfectness
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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