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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
PERFECTION Defined for Kids

perfection

noun per·fec·tion \pər-ˈfek-shən\

Definition of PERFECTION for Kids

1
:  a quality or condition that cannot be improved <The chicken was baked to perfection.>
2
:  the act of improving something so that it has no flaws
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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