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plu•per•fect



Pronunciation: (plOO-pûr'fikt), [key]

adj.
1. Gram.
a. perfect with respect to a point of reference in past time, as had done in He had done it when I came.
b. designating a tense or other verb formation or construction with such meaning, as Latin portāveram “I had carried.”
2. more than perfect: He spoke the language with pluperfect precision.

n. Gram.

a. the pluperfect tense, or other verb formation or construction with such meaning.
b. a form in the pluperfect.

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

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