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perfective

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adjective per·fec·tive \pər-ˈfek-tiv also ˈpər-fik-\

Definition of perfective

  1. 1 archaic a :  tending to make perfect b :  becoming better

  2. 2 :  expressing action as complete or as implying the notion of completion, conclusion, or result <perfective verb>

perfective noun
perfectively adverb
perfectiveness noun
perfectivity play \pər-ˌfek-ˈti-və-tē also ˌpər-fik-\ noun


1596

First Known Use of perfective

1596


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