The perfect is a noun, as well as a verb form found in certain languages. The exact meaning of the term differs depending on which language is being described, but in principle the perfect is used to indicate that an action or circumstance occurred earlier than the present time, often focusing attention on the resulting state rather than on the occurrence itself. An example of a perfect construction is given by the English sentence I have made the dinner: although this gives information about a prior action, the focus is likely to be on the present consequences of that action . The word perfect in this sense means "completed" .

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  1. The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.


  1. To make perfect; to improve or hone.
    I am going to perfect this article.
    You spend too much time trying to perfect your dancing.
  2. To take an action, usually the filing of a document in the correct venue, that secures a legal right.
    perfect an appeal; perfect an interest; perfect a judgment


  1. Fitting its definition precisely.
  2. Having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose.
  3. Without fault or mistake; thoroughly skilled or talented.
  4. Excellent and delightful in all respects.
  5. Representing a completed action.
  6. Sexually mature and fully differentiated.
  7. Of flowers, having both male (stamens) and female (carpels) parts.
  8. Of a set, that it is equal to its set of limit points, i.e. set A is perfect if A=A'.
  9. Describing an interval or any compound interval of a unison, octave, or fourths and fifths that are not tritones.
  10. Made with equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth.
  11. Well informed; certain; sure.

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