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    Definition:
    Perfect - (a.) Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct.
    Perfect - (a.) Well informed; certain; sure.
    Perfect - (a.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; -- said of flower.
    Perfect - (n.) The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.
    Perfect - (a.) To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Imperfect - (a.) Not perfect; not complete in all its parts; wanting a part; deective; deficient.
    Imperfect - (a.) Wanting in some elementary organ that is essential to successful or normal activity.
    Imperfect - (a.) Not fulfilling its design; not realizing an ideal; not conformed to a standard or rule; not satisfying the taste or conscience; esthetically or morally defective.
    Imperfect - (n.) The imperfect tense; or the form of a verb denoting the imperfect tense.
    Imperfect - (v. t.) To make imperfect.
    Imperfectibility - (n.) The state or quality of being imperfectible.
    Imperfectible - (a.) Incapable of being mad perfect.
    Imperfection - (a.) The quality or condition of being imperfect; want of perfection; incompleteness; deficiency; fault or blemish.
    Imperfectness - (n.) The state of being imperfect.
    Perfected - (imp. & p. p.) of Perfect
    Perfecting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perfect
    Perfecter - (n.) One who, or that which, makes perfect.
    Perfectibilian - (n.) A perfectionist.
    Perfectibilist - (n.) A perfectionist. See also Illuminati, 2.
    Perfectibility - (n.) The quality or state of being perfectible.
    Perfectible - (a.) Capable of becoming, or being made, perfect.
    Perfection - (n.) The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; entire development; consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; the highest attainable state or degree of excellence; maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in perfection.
    Perfection - (n.) A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence.
    Perfection - (v. t.) To perfect.
    Perfectional - (a.) Of or pertaining to perfection; characterized by perfection.
    Perfectionate - (v. t.) To perfect.
    Perfectionism - (n.) The doctrine of the Perfectionists.
    Perfectionist - (n.) One pretending to perfection; esp., one pretending to moral perfection; one who believes that persons may and do attain to moral perfection and sinlessness in this life.
    Perfectionment - (n.) The act of bringing to perfection, or the state of having attained to perfection.
    Perfective - (a.) Tending or conducing to make perfect, or to bring to perfection; -- usually followed by of.
    Perfectively - (adv.) In a perfective manner.
    Perfectly - (adv.) In a perfect manner or degree; in or to perfection; completely; wholly; throughly; faultlessly.
    Perfectness - (n.) The quality or state of being perfect; perfection.
    Pluperfect - (a.) More than perfect; past perfect; -- said of the tense which denotes that an action or event was completed at or before the time of another past action or event.
    Pluperfect - (n.) The pluperfect tense; also, a verb in the pluperfect tense.
    Preterimperfect - (a. & n.) Old name of the tense also called imperfect.
    Preterperfect - (a. & n.) Old name of the tense also called preterit.
    Preterpluperfect - (a. & n.) Old name of the tense also called pluperfect.
    Unperfect - (v. t.) To mar or destroy the perfection of.
    Unperfect - (a.) Imperfect.
    Unperfection - (n.) Want of perfection; imperfection.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Perfect - adj. 1 complete; not deficient. 2 faultless. 3 very enjoyable, excellent (perfect evening). 4 exact, precise (perfect circle). 5 entire, unqualified (perfect stranger). 6 gram. (of a tense) denoting a completed action or event (e.g. He has gone). v. 1 make perfect. 2 complete. n. Gram. The perfect tense. perfectible adj. Perfectibility n. [latin perficere -fect- complete (v.)]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Counsel of perfection - n. Ideal but impracticable advice.
    Future perfect - n. Gram. Tense giving the sense will have done.
    Imperfect - adj. 1 not perfect; faulty, incomplete. 2 gram. (of a tense) denoting action in progress but not completed (e.g. They were singing). n. Imperfect tense. imperfectly adv.
    Imperfection - n. 1 state of being imperfect. 2 fault, blemish.
    Perfection - n. 1 making, becoming, or being perfect. 2 faultlessness. 3 perfect person, thing, or example. to perfection exactly; completely. [latin: related to *perfect]
    Perfectionism - n. Uncompromising pursuit of excellence. perfectionist n. & adj.
    Perfectly - adv. 1 completely; quite. 2 in a perfect way.
    Perfect pitch - n. = *absolute pitch.
    Pluperfect - gram. adj. (of a tense) denoting an action completed prior to some past point of time (e.g. He had gone by then). n. Pluperfect tense. [latin plus quam perfectum more than perfect]
    Word-perfect - adj. Knowing one's part etc. By heart.

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