imperfection

noun im·per·fec·tion \ ˌim-pər-ˈfek-shən \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of imperfection

: the quality or state of being imperfect; also : fault, blemish

Examples of imperfection in a Sentence

  1. He detected several imperfections in the surface of the jewel.

  2. She tried to hide the imperfection in the cloth.

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First Known Use of imperfection

14th century


IMPERFECTION Defined for English Language Learners

imperfection

noun

Definition of imperfection for English Language Learners

  • : a small flaw or bad part

  • : the state of being imperfect : lack of perfection


IMPERFECTION Defined for Kids

imperfection

noun im·per·fec·tion \ ˌim-pər-ˈfek-shən \

Definition of imperfection for Students

1 : the quality or state of having faults or defects : lack of perfection
2 : a small flaw or fault


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