pres'ent per'fect

1. (in English) the tense form consisting of the present tense of have with a past participle and noting that the action of the verb was completed prior to the present, as I have finished.
2. a tense of similar construction found in certain other languages.
3. a form in this tense.

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

present participlepresent progressive
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