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perfection

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perfection

noun per·fec·tion \pər-ˈfek-shən\

: 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

Full Definition of PERFECTION

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
a :  an exemplification of supreme excellence
b :  an unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence
3
:  the act or process of perfecting

Examples of PERFECTION

  1. She has achieved a rare perfection in her playing.
  2. His poetry is pure perfection.

Origin of PERFECTION

Middle English perfeccioun, from Anglo-French perfection, from Latin perfection-, perfectio, from perficere
First Known Use: 13th century

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