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perfection

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noun per·fec·tion \pər-ˈfek-shən\

Simple Definition of perfection

  • : the state or condition of being perfect

  • : the act of making something perfect or better : the act of perfecting something

  • : something that cannot be improved : something that is perfect

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of perfection

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being perfect: as a :  freedom from fault or defect :  flawlessness b :  maturity c :  the quality or state of being saintly

  2. 2 a :  an exemplification of supreme excellence b :  an unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence

  3. 3 :  the act or process of perfecting

Examples of perfection in a sentence

  1. She has achieved a rare perfection in her playing.

  2. His poetry is pure perfection.



Origin and Etymology of perfection

Middle English perfeccioun, from Anglo-French perfection, from Latin perfection-, perfectio, from perficere


First Known Use: 13th century



PERFECTION Defined for Kids

perfection

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noun per·fec·tion \pər-ˈfek-shən\

Definition of perfection for Students

  1. 1 :  a quality or condition that cannot be improved <The chicken was baked to perfection.>

  2. 2 :  the act of improving something so that it has no flaws

  3. 3 :  excellence or skill without flaw <It was impossible for anybody to throw with such consistent perfection. — Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time>





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