Pronunciation: (pur-fek'tiv), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/perfective.html on line 79 [key]
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.
1. the perfective aspect.
2. a form in the perfective.
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