perfective

adjective

per·​fec·​tive pər-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce perfective (audio)
 also  ˈpər-fik-
1
archaic
a
: tending to make perfect
b
: becoming better
2
: expressing action as complete or as implying the notion of completion, conclusion, or result
perfective verb
perfective noun
perfectively adverb
perfectiveness noun
perfectivity
pər-ˌfek-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce perfective (audio)
 also  ˌpər-fik-
noun

Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of perfective was in 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Perfective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfective. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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