Definition of perfection
Examples of perfection in a Sentence
She has achieved a rare perfection in her playing.
His poetry is pure perfection.
Recent Examples of perfection from the Web
Other nominees: Ryan Lipe, Carmel Nate Patterson, Plymouth Girls Track and Field Lynna Irby, Pike Irby completed perfection during her senior year, sweeping three sprints at the state meet for the fourth year in a row and capping a 12-for-12 run.
The program that sent these four young people to Bryce Canyon, A Christian Ministry in the National Parks, doesn’t expect perfection.
Hysell said the secret to the successful long-running garden walk that draws as many as 600 people is getting as close to perfection as possible.
Here’s the eight biggest mistakes made in search of patty perfection.
If your idea of pizza perfection trends toward enormous foldable slices, the kind with impossibly thin crusts and minimalist toppings, this Logan Square joint is for you.
In Perry’s hands, flirting is raised to elegant perfection, a clash of intellects electrified by desire.
Miami’s players in the bullpen behind first played their parts to perfection, jumping out of the way of the phantom wild throw, completely — and understandably — fooling Stephenson.
Time and again the whole laborious structure was torn down and begun anew, because of the discovery of defects which stood in the way of ultimate perfection.
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Origin and Etymology of perfection
Middle English perfeccioun, from Anglo-French perfection, from Latin perfection-, perfectio, from perficere
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
PERFECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of perfection for English Language Learners
: 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
PERFECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of perfection for Students
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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