Perfect

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A drawing that can be perceived by the human eye as a perfect circle, despite being made of pixels. The circle depicted in this image is, however, perfectly black.

Adjective

Perfect (comparative more Perfect, superlative most Perfect)

  1. Fitting its definition precisely.
    a perfect circle
  2. Having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose.
    That bucket with the hole in the bottom is a poor bucket, but it is perfect for watering plants.
  3. Thoroughly skilled or talented.
    Practice makes perfect.
  4. Excellent and delightful in all respects.
    a perfect day
  5. (grammar, of a tense or verb form) Representing a completed action.
  6. (biology) Sexually mature and fully differentiated.
  7. (botany) Having both male (stamens) and female (carpels) parts.
  8. (analysis) Of a set, that it is equal to its set of limit points, i.e. set A is perfect if A=A'.

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Verb

Perfect (third-person singular simple present Perfects, present participle Perfecting, simple past and past participle Perfected)

  1. (transitive) 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. (law) 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

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Etymology 1

From Middle English perfit, from Old French parfit (modern: parfait), from Latin perfectus, perfect passive participle of perficere (to finish), from per- (through, thorough) + facere (to do, to make).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈpɜː(ɹ).fɪkt/, /ˈpɜː(ɹ).fɛkt/, SAMPA: /"p3:(r).fIkt/, /"p3:(r).fEkt/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈpɝːfɪkt/, /ˈpɝːfɛkt/, SAMPA: /"p3`:fIkt/, /"p3:fEkt/
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Etymology 2

From perfect (adjective) or from Latin perfectus

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Dutch

Adjective

Perfect (not comparable)

  1. perfect

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Adverb

Perfect

  1. perfectly

Romanian

Adjective

Perfect 4 nom/acc forms

  1. perfect, flawless

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Perfect

  1. perfectly, completely

Noun

Perfect n.

  1. (perfect simplu) preterite tense, simple perfect
  2. (perfect compus) compound perfect tense

Etymology

Latin perfectus, German perfekt

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [perˈfekt]