perfection

noun
per·​fec·​tion | \ pər-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce perfection (audio) \

Definition of perfection

1 : the quality or state of being perfect: such as
a : freedom from fault or defect : flawlessness
b : maturity
c : the quality or state of being saintly
2a : an exemplification of supreme excellence
b : an unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence
3 : the act or process of perfecting

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Examples of perfection in a Sentence

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

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And this is the role that Timothy Castagne fulfils to perfection for the Goddess. SI.com, "Atalanta: 6 Players You Should Know After Their Historic Champions League Qualification," 6 June 2019 And then there's Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell), the queen bee of the high school, an untouchable vision of perfection who has her own skeletons in the closet. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Netflix's "Trinkets" Releases First Trailer for YA Drama About Shoplifting and Friendship," 30 May 2019 Hot Turkey and Provolone Sandwich The best part about the $3.99 sandwich, which includes oven-roasted turkey, provolone cheese, red onions, and tomatoes, is that it's warmed up for added perfection. Alex Aronson, Redbook, "The 14 Best Costco Food Court Menu Items, Ranked," 4 Apr. 2019 The cathedral Tallon so admired for its unrivaled perfection could soon be saved by his own work. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Rebuilding History: How 21st-Century Tech Can Save Medieval Notre Dame," 16 Apr. 2019 His other piece of advice: Don’t approach the grill with perfection in mind. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Ribs 101: Pitmasters offer advice on cooking ribs," 1 July 2018 First things first, Monét starts off with her base, using several shades of foundation to highlight and contour before setting everything to perfection with powder. Allie Fasanella, Allure, "Watch Drag Race's Monét X Change Slay a Full Face Beat While Offering Life Advice for Pride Month," 21 June 2018 Pair with a cup of coffee in the morning for extra yum– it's perfection, don't question the magic. Donna Kim, Harper's BAZAAR, "Eat Chic: New York City's Best Desserts," 20 Feb. 2018 With confection perfection in mind, Whitaker contacted HCC, its community partner, to design the cookie cutter for the Chevron Houston Marathon. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Community College designs cookie cutter for Houston Marathon Foundation," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of perfection

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for perfection

Middle English perfeccioun, from Anglo-French perfection, from Latin perfection-, perfectio, from perficere

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perfection

noun

English Language Learners Definition of perfection

: 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

noun
per·​fec·​tion | \ pər-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce perfection (audio) \

Kids Definition of perfection

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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