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per•fec•tive



Pronunciation: (pur-fek'tiv), [key]
adj.
1. tending to make perfect; conducive to perfection.
2. Gram.noting an aspect of verbal inflection, as in Russian, that indicates completion of the action or state denoted by the verb.

n. Gram.
1. the perfective aspect.
2. a form in the perfective.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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