Pronunciation: (pur-fek'shun), [key]
1. the state or quality of being or becoming perfect.
2. the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in some art.
3. a perfect embodiment or example of something.
4. a quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence.
5. the highest or most nearly perfect degree of a quality or trait.
6. the act or fact of perfecting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.